CLOUD OVER FOLAU
There is a wait-and-see on Israel Folau's injured ankle as to whether he will play at Coorparoo on Saturday.
Tuesday 10 May 2011
Former rugby league star Israel Folau is no certainty to make his first appearance on home turf in Queensland this weekend for the Greater Western Sydney Giants against the Brisbane Lions Reserves.
Folau injured an ankle at training last Wednesday night and missed the Giants’ 60-point loss to the Sydney Swans last weekend.
Giants officials described Folau as having ‘tweaked’ his ankle during their webcast of last week’s game.
The ankle will be assessed at training this week.
His presence at Coorparoo on Saturday would provide an interesting sidelight to the match-up.
The Giants won their first two games in the NEAFL eastern conference and stayed with the Swans for three quarters last week before being swept aside in the final half-hour.
Meanwhile, the starting time for the Gold Coast Suns clash with the Swans at the SCG has been confirmed as 1.50pm.
There had been some conjecture about an earlier time.