29 Apr 2010

Izzy's head is not in a good place, says Lockyer

6:18 am on 29 April 2010

A sympathetic Darren Lockyer can see the anxiety and sense the confusion in young Brisbane teammate Israel Folau as he wrestles with his future and whether to stay loyal to the Broncos.

Folau is understood to be considering a reported $800,000-a-season offer to leave Brisbane and be the face of rugby union's new Super 15 franchise, the Melbourne Rebels.

He has until tomorrow to activate a get-out clause in his four-year deal NRL with Brisbane and the feeling is he will follow former Brisbane Broncos stars Wendell Sailor and Lote Tuqiri across to rugby.

Lockyer, a one-club player with more than 300 NRL games for Brisbane, says he understands what Folau was going through after last month ending long-running speculation about his own representative future.