When Israel Folau settled his multi-million dollar grievance with Rugby Australia after he was sacked over a social media post that summarised a Bible passage, it looked to be an end to the matter. But now Folau’s attempt to move on and play rugby again is under threat.
Folau was unquestionably one of the best rugby players in the world at the time of his sacking. He remains a talent that most teams would dream of having. A month after the historic settlement was reached, the Catalan Dragons – a rugby league team based in Perpignan, France – announced they had signed Folau as part of a one-year deal.