Israel Folau (Tongan: Isileli Folau; born 3 April 1989) is an Australian professional rugby union footballer who plays for the Waratahs in Super Rugby. He has previously played professional rugby league and Australian rules football.
Folau played rugby league for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League (NRL) from 2007 to 2008, where he broke the record for most tries in a debut year. He then played with the Brisbane Broncos from 2009 to 2010. Playing as a wing or centre, Folau represented Queensland in State of Origin and Australia (the Kangaroos), becoming the youngest player to play for both teams. He won eight international caps.
In 2011 Folau joined the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL) and played for two seasons without great distinction. In December 2012, he announced he was to switch codes again, this time to rugby union, and signed a one-year contract with the Waratahs. He made his international debut for Australia (the Wallabies) in 2013, and has since won 62 caps.