Disgraced Former Wallabies Start Israel Folau Could Be Set For A Return To Rugby Union
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Former Waratahs and Australia fullback, Israel Folau could be set for a sensational return to Rugby Union following sacking by Rugby Australia back in 2019.
The 31-year-old was handed his marching orders back in the summer of 2019 following a drawn-out and very public investigation over homophobic social media posts.
Folau was given every opportunity to withdraw his remarks but refused to back down before going on to eventually sue Rugby Australia following his sacking.
He returned to rugby in January of 2019, albeit in Rugby League with the Catalan Dragons, signing a one-year deal with the Super League side.
Folau reportedly recently turned down an offer with Montpellier in France, instead, he re-signed with the Dragons but now according to Midi Olympique, Union clubs are sniffing around again.
The report states that the likes of Bayonne have made contact with the Folau while three-time European champions, Toulon, are now also keen to bring the former Wallaby on board.
Folau scored an impressive 37 tries in 73 tests for the Wallabies and overtook former All Black Doug Howlett’s record for the most tries in Super Rugby, scoring his 60th try in what was his 96th and final game for the Waratahs.