In his first season of Test rugby last year, Israel Folau looked like he had been playing the sport all his life.
The scary thing was that, with just one year under his belt, there was always going to be room for improvement in the former Aussie Rules and Rugby League man’s game.
The flames of that theory have not so much been fanned as had a can of fuel thrown on them by his first outing in Super Rugby this year.
The Wallaby full-back scored a hat-trick in the Waratahs’ 43-21 win over the Western Force, prompting coach Michael Cheika to tell AAP, as reported on ESPN Scrum:
It's not a coincidence that he ends up in the right place at the right time. It's the quality of player to read the game as well as make his impacts and it's a good start for him. And really nice for the crowd to see him enjoy himself when he scores a try. That's what we want to see; that's what we want to have in the game.