Wallaby fullback Israel Folau (pictured) has opened up about the difficult times he went through as a teenage super star in the NRL.

Folau was a sensation in his first year in the NRL for the Melbourne Storm as a seventeen year old before moving on to massive contract with the Brisbane Broncos.

Folau says after initially avoiding the pitfalls of life in the public eye, moving to the powerful  Brisbane club saw him jump headlong into the party scene that has been the downfall of a number of NRL stars.