No ticks for Folau signing

REDBACKS AFL football operations manager Colin Pope is neither happy with the AFL or NRL in the wake of the signing of Brisbane Broncos and Queensland star Israel Folau for the new Greater Western Sydney Franchise.

The QRL has since said Folau will not be selected for the rest of State of Origin.

“AFL could have thrown the money at grass roots football to help players already in the game instead of Folau,” Pope said.

“Folau will still put in 110 per cent for the Broncos, they (QRL) are just a bunch of girls for not allowing him to play on fully in a sport he is still involved in for the rest of the season. He has a lot to learn about AFL,” Pope said.

Pope marvels at the timing.

“The marketing and timing has been impeccable; every time Folau is mentioned regarding State of Origin rugby league, the letters AFL gets a mention.”

Locally, there is no senior AFL tomorrow but a family fun day at Slade Park.



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