2 Nov 2012

Folau's future uncertain after quitting AFL

2:37 pm on 2 November 2012

The former Kangaroo and Queensland star Israel Folau has left Australian Rules after two years.

But his next move isn't clear, despite fans of the Parramatta Eels celebrating his rumoured return to rugby league.

Folau is quitting the AFL club Greater Western Sydney after two years of a four-year deal understood to be worth more than $1 million per year.

He claims he hadn't spoken to any National Rugby League teams about playing in 2013 - and he hasn't ruled out a move to rugby union, saying he doesn't have anything to prove in league.

Folau won a title with the Melbourne Storm in 2007, though that was later taken away following the salary cap scandal.

But Parramatta CEO Ken Edwards says the Eels have met with the star.

And Foau admits the thought of playing at the same NRL club as his younger brother Eni is appealing.

But the code-hopping star - who's still only 23 - insists his future is uncertain despite being heavily linked with Parramatta.

The NRL wooden spooners are in a rebuilding phase with former New South Wales coach Ricky Stuart at the helm with Folau one of several big names linked to the battling club.