3 Jun 2010

Warriors coach says Folau's move a no-brainer

6:35 am on 3 June 2010

The Warriors coach Ivan Cleary says the AFL is throwing crazy money at Israel Folau considering the rugby league star's never played Australian Rules.

The Brisbane Broncos player has signed a four year deal with the new AFL club Greater Western Sydney, reportedly for more than a million dollars a year and Cleary says the NRL can't match that sort of money.

He says on face value more than doubling his income at 21 and being able to return to league

while still in his prime is a bit of a no-brainer

Cleary doesn't think the NRL's in danger of losing too many more players though as Folau has an unusual combination of size, athleticism and aerial ability.

Meanwhile the other league recruit, Karmichael Hunt, has completed his first official training session with Gold Coast..