Centre and Wing who joined the NSW Waratahs in 2013, also played in rugby union and the AFL.
He signed an endorsement deal with Adidas, making him the brand's representative, and also signed on as the face of Powerade in a series of TV commercials.
Adam Reynolds, another great rugby player, played for the NRL All-Stars three years after Folau.
He played junior rugby with the Goodna Eagles, and was discovered by a Melbourne Storm scout at the Australian championships.
Of Tongan descent, he was born in Minto, New South Wales province, Australia.