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.

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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.






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.


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


Many Twitter users wished the happy couple well on Twitter.

ROTORUA DAILY POST | Sport
22 Oct, 2016 12:05am
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Radio Sport broadcaster Tony Veitch wrote: "Hearts breaking all over the world !! Congrats Maria!!!"