TRANSFER NEWS | Israel Folau is staying in France

Israel Folau has signed a new contract with Catalans Dragons that will keep the dual-code Australia international at Stade Gilbert Brutus until the end of 2021.

“Me and my family are very excited to stay on at the club for season 2021,” Folau said.

“We’re very grateful for the opportunity that Bernard Guasch and the Dragons have given me.

“I’m looking forward to working hard and achieving great success on the field with my team-mates and this great club.”


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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”unless they “repent their sins and turn to God”.

This sort of backwards thinking doesn’t belong in rugby!

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