Wallabies star Israel Folau broke the all-time record for Super Rugby tries when he scored for the NSW Waratahs midway through the first half of their clash against the Blues in Auckland on Saturday.
The prolific fullback surpassed Doug Howlett’s 59 during his stints at the Highlanders, Hurricanes, and Blues between 1997-2007, with the New Zealander needing 104 games to reach his target.
In contrast, Folau set the new mark in his 96th match and will likely run away with the record, having recently signed a new four-year deal with his club until the end of 2022, putting to bed any concerns that he may move overseas.
The record-breaking try came from a Bernard Foley cross-kick which Folau plucked out of the air to score and give the Waratahs much-needed points with the Blues leading 17-7.
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