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Israel Folau has joined the Catalan Dragons

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  1. Freakzilla

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    He will be playing in the English Super League.
     
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    Definitely will be keeping my eye on the Super League this season.
     
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    SBW, Folau and Maloney make it much more appealing.
     
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    Catalans Dragons have announced the signing of Israel Folau with immediate effect.

    Folau, 30, has signed a 1 year contract with the club.

    Israel Folau commented: “I acknowledge the views expressed by Super League and the Rugby Football League. I'm a proud Christian, my beliefs are personal, my intention is not to hurt anyone and I will not be making further public comment about them. I look forward to my return to the great game of Rugby League with the Catalans Dragons.”

    Folau was just 17 when he began his career in the NRL in 2007 with Melbourne, where he broke the record for most tries in a debut year. Named Dally M Rookie of the Year in 2007 and Dally M Centre of the Year in 2008, he moved to the Brisbane Broncos two years later.

    He had a successful four-year career in the game, scoring 73 tries in 91 NRL games. He also represented Queensland in the State of Origin and Australia, becoming the youngest ever player to play for both teams.

    He moved to rugby union with the Waratahs in 2013 after a two-year spell in Australian Rules (AFL). He made his international debut for Australia in 2013. Folau has been named Wallabies Player of the Year a record three times, in 2014, 2015 and 2017. Folau is the fourth highest try scoring Australian international player with 37 tries in 73 tests and he became in 2019 the record holder for most tries scored in Super Rugby history.

    Catalans Dragons Chairman Bernard Guasch : “We want to give Israel a new opportunity to shine on the pitch. We do not support or agree with Israel’s previously expressed and controversial views which are based upon his sincerely held religious belief. We do not share or condone those views and we are totally committed to our club and our sport being open and welcoming to everyone. We do not believe that those views should be publicly expressed, especially by a high-profile sports person. We have a signed agreement with the RFL. Any transgression will trigger an immediate termination of Israel’s contract and a substantial fine for the club.”
     
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    The RFL showing balls and brains in this scenario.
     
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    I thought Wigan were the team to beat adding Hastings and G.Burgess. Catalans will now be a big threat with: 1.Tomkins, 6. Maloney, 7. J.Drinkwater, along with Kasiano and Folau. Of course Saints and Warrington will be in the mix too. Will be a great comp for sure
     
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    I love it how this dickhead is now saying he will keep his views to himself. Yeah, wonder how long that will last?
     
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    "When if comes to bullshit...bigtime, major league bullshit...you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims...religion."

    George Calin
     
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    He may do now that he realises unemployment is no fun.

    You would have to imagine that contract has some pretty specific clauses.
     
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    Well they also have the benefit of learning from the ARUs experience.
     
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    Good to see him back... as a Christian I don't agree with what he did but if it wasn't anything lgbt related it never would have ended up the way it did... say for example, if he said all red heads will go to Hell.
     
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    Well no one gave a shit about the Drunks, Adulterers, Liars, Fornicators, Thieves, Athiests or Idolaters.
     
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    my point exactly..
     
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    I wonder if he will deliver his hate speech sermons via video link. I can't imagine he is going to miss church, and what is the likelihood he will find a church over there that puts up with his ridiculous views?
     
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    All choices

    Not a choice. I'd go into bat for the red heads, tbh.
     
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    maybe you would, but do you think the same outcome would have occurred if Izzy had said "All Rangas will go to hell" ..not a chance.
     
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    I can't imagine singling out a whole group of people based on any physical characteristic would have gone well for him, tbh.....but if you're concerned the red headed community is underrepresented in human rights debates, by all means start a red pride group. Just don't go full Cartman.
     
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    They are the big theme this year... well super league an SBW are getting a lot of hype for sure.!!
     
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    Atleast someone showed some balls and signed him..... sick of the loud left and letter brigade screaming until they get their way all the time
     
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