Maria Tutaia and Israel Folau announce engagement

Maria Tutaia with now fiance Israel Folau. Photo / Twitter
Maria Tutaia with now fiance Israel Folau. Photo / Twitter

Silver Fern Maria Tutaia has announced her engagement to Wallabies rugby star Israel Folau on social media.

Tutaia, 29, tweeted a photo of herself holding a ring alongside Folau, captioned "My Fiancé AAARRRRGGGGHHH."

Folau, 27, then tweeted a photo of the pair captioned "She said YES."

The pair made their romance public in February this year, after posting matching photos on Instagram as they spent time in Queenstown.

It's happy news for the pair who respectively suffered loses as part of their national teams over the past few days.

Australian-born Folau (whose parents are Tongan), was part of the losing Wallabies side when they took on the All Blacks last night, in a game which spurred a war of words between the teams two coaches.

Counting down @izzyfolau

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The Wallabies suffered at 37-10 to New Zealand's national team at Eden Park.

Two days earlier, Tokoroa-born Tutaia, whose parents are Samoan, was part of the losing Silver Ferns side after Australia claimed netball's Constellation Cup.

Missing him...

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The Diamonds won 49-45 and the four match series 3-1 in Invercargill.

Many Twitter users wished the happy couple well on Twitter.

Radio Sport broadcaster Tony Veitch wrote: "Hearts breaking all over the world !! Congrats Maria!!!"

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