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As well as being a mind-bogglingly athletic freak, turns out Israel Folau is also a bit of a gent

Folau and one of his Wallaby team-mates showed why you should meet your heroes.

A LOT OF us have experienced crushing sporting disappointments in our life, and the feeling of devastation is even more acute if you are a youngster when it happens.

There are tears, there are tantrums and you desperately need something to take your mind off it.

An 11-year-old Australian boy was inconsolable after being dropped from his school cricket team but luckily for him, he ran into two Wallabies who just happened to be complete gents.

All I got after losing an important game as a 15-year-old was a can of fizzy orange. Granted, we were stuffed… so I was probably lucky to even get a soft drink.

What was the best thing that happened to you after a crushing sporting defeat?

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