Disgraced Wallabies fullback Israel Folau was reportedly sounded out over a possible return to the NRL with Wests Tigers, according to reports.
“Wests Tigers were just feeling out the situation. It didn’t go too far and nothing will come of it,” a source close to Folau was quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph.
Folau is said to prefer remaining in France with Super League club Catalans, whose president Bernard Guasch has said he expects Folau to sign a new one-year deal with the Perpignan-based club.
The former dual-code international, sacked by Rugby Australia last year for controversially posting religious tweets which some found offensive, has also rejected approaches from French rugby union clubs, including Top 14 outfit Montpellier.
The five most hated Rugby players in the world
We all love supporting our teams, getting behind them for a whole 80 minutes, but if we’re being honest, there are a few rugby stars out there who we HATE.
1. ISRAEL FOLAU
He stood by his controversial comments on homosexuality and revealed he offered to walk away from his Rugby Australia contract if his position was deemed to be untenable.
The Australia and Waratahs full-back avoided punishment for saying homosexuals should go to “hell
This sort of backwards thinking doesn’t belong in rugby!