Maria Folau

Netball NZ backing star shooter

The veteran shooter has made headlines after it was revealed she re-posted a controversial online fundraising campaign launched by her husband, former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau.

The cross-code star had his contracted terminated by Rugby Australia last month over a social media post which included homophobic content.

Last week he started a campaign with GoFundMe but on Monday the website shut down the fundraiser which was seeking $3 million towards his legal battle with the governing body.

Maria Folau re-posted the fundraiser on her social media.

Maria still adjusting to life as a Folau

After a 13-year international career, this campaign has a distinctly different feel about it. In her fourth Commonwealth Games, this will be the first in which she's taken the court with her new surname emblazoned across the back of her black dress, after her marriage to Australian cross-code superstar Israel Folau in November.

The 57-test veteran admits she's still coming to terms with this "weirdly" sentimental transition, despite having already debuted her new name during January's Quad Series.

Maria Folau hilariously mocks Israel's 'rudest haircut'

In the story post on her Instagram account, the pair watch an old State of Origin match in which Israel plays for Queensland.

"The RUUUUUDEST hair cut," is written across the video - a sentiment Maria also verbalises, before a topless Israel convulses in laughter.

Maria and Israel tied the knot in November, 2017, after announcing their engagement in October, 2016.

Recently, Maria has been more active on social media than Israel, who often posts messages related to his Christian faith.