Folau to return to rugby league

Former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau will return to competitive sport after signing a one-year contract with Super League club the Catalans Dragons.

Back in December, Folau finally settled his legal dispute with Rugby Australia after a drawn-out dispute related to controversial social media posts in April, which stated homosexuals and other ‘sinners’ were destined for hell unless they repented their sins.

The 30-year-old claimed that he was unlawfully sacked because of his religion by Rugby Australia.

However, he has now found his way back into a sporting arena.

‘Catalans Dragons are pleased to announce the signing of Israel Folau with immediate effect,’ the Perpignan-based club said in a statement as they announced his return to rugby league for the first time since 2010.

Meanwhile, Folau stated: ‘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.’

Watch: ‘Folau admitted he caused harm’ 

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