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Lomu pushing Folau to dizzying heights

The Daily Telegraph
Monday, February 17, 2014

WISDOM can be imparted in the strangest places.

For Israel Folau, gems from Jonah Lomu have occasionally even come on a couch in his mentor's home, while playing computer games.

Actually, make it just the one computer game: Jonah Lomu Rugby.

"And he plays as himself!" Folau says, laughing. "He kills everyone."

There are presumably two lessons to taken out of a virtual beating from Lomu, one of rugby's all-time greats.

Thirst for success should never, ever be sated, and only those who stay at the top once they get there have the chance to school rookies in their own computer game.

Whether the release of Folau Footy is on his bucket list (to play rugby union, press X), there's no mistaking the fierce determination of the Wallaby star to keep succeeding.

Following the sensational season of Folau in 2013, however, that would seem no easy feat.

"I spoke to Jonah a few weeks ago," Folau says.

"We talk every now and then, and I feel very lucky to have a legend of the game as a mentor.

"It's an attitude thing," he said. "Normal human reaction for when everything is going well, you relax a bit. You're happy so you cruise.

"He says it's now about attitude, and you wanting to do that (successful season) from year to year, and to take your game to the next level.

"That's a challenge in itself, after the success I had last year. But obviously it was my first, so I am a lot more hungry to improve my game. And I know I can."








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