The Israel Folau controversy has crossed codes. One of AFL’s greats is now paying the price for supporting the Rugby Union star on social media.

Georgie Hewson reports.


It’s not the greeting Gary Ablett is used to receiving when he runs out on the field.

The Geelong star met by a chorus of boos during the Easter Monday clash.

Ablett copping heat for liking Israel Folau’s controversial social media post.

But Cats captain Joel Selwood said the incident only spurred him on.

Joel Selwood, Cats captain: “I did notice it today but it just happens to good players whether we like it or not I’m not a fan of it.”

Despite it all, Ablett kicked three goals towards the team’s 23 point victory over Hawthorn.

In the NRL, Mitchell Moses has made his claim for a Blues jersey following his side’s thrashing of Wests.

The Parramatta halfback playing a pivotal role in the decimation of the Tigers, notching up a 45-point victory.

Brad Arthur, Eels Coach: “They won’t play like that all the time but as long as they’ve got the effort and intent you know I thought our forwards were outstanding.”

Michael Mcguire, West Tigers Coach: “Eight days ago we got praised about the things we did against the Broncos that wasn’t there tonight simple as that.”

Georgie Hewson, QUT News.