Sale Sharks coach Steve Diamond has denied reports the Aviva Premiership club were reportedly set to offer Israel Folau a massive contract, depite his controversial views on homosexuality.
Diamond has told the Sun newspaper that the club won’t be making a play for the Wallabies and Waratahs fullback, whose contract with Rugby Australia ends this year.
“We don’t want to be associated with that,” Diamond said.
According to the Rugby Paper, Sale were set to offer Folau a deal of 750,000 pounds a season.
News of Sale chasing Folau didn’t go down well with many Sharks fans and UK rugby pundits on social media and discussion boards.