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Watch: Israel Folau’s Try-Scoring Feat In The Air Should Have Ireland Worried

The Queensland Reds and the Waratahs created history on Saturday when they played out the highest scoring Australian derby in Super Rugby history. 

The Tahs won out on a scoreline of 41-52 at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. This ground, where the Wallabies have a very good record, is, of course, the venue for next weekend’s first Test match between Australia and Ireland.

Michael Cheika would have been an interested spectator tonight as he saw 15 of his Wallabies squad strut their stuff on the Brisbane turf and he would have been pleased with the excellent form of some of his key backs such as Bernard Foley, Kurtley Beale and Israel Folau.

In fact, it was a try at the end of half-time which would have definitely pleased Cheika. With the advantage, Foley sends a huge kick into the Brisbane sky towards the corner and his teammate Folau. Despite having two Queensland players in the vicinity, he rises highest to claim the ball and crash over for a crucial try.

Folau’s presence in the air could be a devastating weapon for the Wallabies this year and they may well look to test out some of Ireland’s back-three players in that regard when the sides meet next Saturday at the same stadium.

Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email or on Twitter

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