Israel Folau: Dismissed Australian full-back returns to Japan Rugby League with Shining Arcs | Rugby Union News


Catalans Dragons has cancelled Israel Folau’s contract, allowing him to continue his career in Australia, but the double yard international has signed with Japanese club NTT Communications Shining Arcs; he was fired by the Australian Rugby team in 2019 for homophobic remarks

Last update: 05/07/21 7:06am

Israel Folau left the Catalan Dragons last year

The Japanese team said on Monday that former Kangaroos defender Israel Folau will return to the rugby league next season after agreeing to join the top league team NTT Communications Shining Arcs.

After registering to play for the amateur rugby league club Southport Tigers, the double-yard international Flau resumed his career in Australia last week.

The 32-year-old player will join forces with Rob Penney, his former coach in Waratahs, New South Wales, who will return to the arc of glory as their rugby director.

Folau played for Australia in the Rugby League before switching to Australian rules in 2011, and jumped to the Rugby League again in 2013.

In 2019, he was fired by the Australian Rugby team for his homophobic remarks on social media, but before the 2020 season, he was thrown a lifeline by the Catalan Dragons despite their rival Premier League club and management The agency opposes.

England and Catalonia star Sam Tomkins discussed the game with Flau and a series of hot topics in the rugby league in an interview with Sky Sports' Brian Carney

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England and Catalonia star Sam Tomkins discussed the game with Flau and a series of hot topics in the rugby league in an interview with Sky Sports’ Brian Carney

England and Catalonia star Sam Tomkins discussed the game with Flau and a series of hot topics in the rugby league in an interview with Sky Sports’ Brian Carney

Flaue played 15 of the 17 games last season and agreed to extend his contract until the end of 2021, but the Dragons allowed him to miss the start of the 2021 season in order to deal with urgent family affairs in Australia.

last week, The French club announced that they had released him The remaining contract allows him to continue his career in Australia.



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