10 Jul 2014

Folau misses Reds clash

6:36 pm on 10 July 2014

Barnstorming fullback Israel Folau has been ruled out of the New South Wales Waratahs' final Super Rugby clash of the regular season against the Queensland Reds with a bruised thigh.

The Waratahs have already ensured they will finish top qualifier in the regular season and have earned a bye into the semi-finals and home advantage throughout the playoffs.

Cam Crawford will replace Folau at fullback.

Folau, the competition's leading try scorer with 12 this season, ran freely at training on Thursday and the 25-year-old is expected to be fit for the Waratahs' home semi-final in two weeks.