Fiji Time: 12:23 AM on Tuesday 25 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

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."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65020.6312
JPY 51.786748.7867
GBP 0.39950.3915
EUR 0.44950.4375
NZD 0.68980.6568
AUD 0.64760.6226
USD 0.49350.4765



Exchange Rate updated on 21st October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Hunt on for sex assault suspect
  2. Drop in roll
  3. Fiji pearls make history
  4. Villagers fear for safety
  5. Abuse on the streets
  6. Teenager finds body in a creek
  7. Village diving expedition turns tragic
  8. Villagers turn to sea cucumbers for income
  9. Alleged robber charged
  10. Year 13 exam starts

Top Stories this Week

  1. Former flight attendant invests in farming business Wednesday (19 Oct)
  2. Calls for USP vice chancellor to step down Tuesday (18 Oct)
  3. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  4. A daughter's sacrifice Thursday (20 Oct)
  5. Dad's cry for justice Tuesday (18 Oct)
  6. 'I never knew Soko' Thursday (20 Oct)
  7. Hero's welcome Wednesday (19 Oct)
  8. 18 workers on the run Tuesday (18 Oct)
  9. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  10. Fijians at heart Wednesday (19 Oct)