Folau to stay at fullback

Israel Folau looks set to continue at fullback for the Waratahs this Super Rugby season.

Rumours in the off-season suggested Folau might move to outside centre to cover the gap left by Adam Ashley-Cooper, who has joined French club Bordeaux. 

Folau, a fullback by trade, has recently undergone ankle surgery, and has only just returned to the Waratahs' training set-up. 

'At this stage I haven't really spoken in-depth to [coach] Daryl [Gibson] position-wise, so I think at this stage No 15 is [what] I'm most comfortable with,' Folau said. 'I'll probably play there for the first few games. If I get that chance to have a go at No 13 I'll be very excited about taking that opportunity, but at this stage I'm just worried about making sure my ankle is right and getting back to playing.'

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