Let’s get one thing clear. Israel Folau is never going to win an Oscar, Tony, BAFTA or a Logie, which is why the good people at Samsung probably gave him only one line in this new marketing campaign featuring the code-hopping Wallaby superstar. A smart move if you look at classics like Mad Max and Terminator where the lead is muzzled throughout.
It is, however, a smart move for both parties, with Samsung on board to see the Wallabies hopefully end their Bledisloe Cup drought and putting a few more pretty pennies into the bulging pockets of the former NRL and AFL drawcard.
Stealing the show in this clip are two Maori lads who take great glee out of sledging the fullback, who appears throughout the ad with headphones on.
One thing is for sure: Folau won’t be getting offers from Neighbours or Home and Away anytime soon. We hope, anyway.