Israel Folau Denied Alternative Route Back To Rugby

Not considered.

Israel Folau will not be able to return to rugby in Australia via a code switch back to the NRL, with the organisation making it clear he will “not be considered for registration.”

News Ltd media reported on Wednesday that a number of NRL clubs had made enquiries about Folau returning to the 13-man code after contract was terminated by Rugby Australia after a controversial homophobic post on social media

Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter Beattie however, has said the NRL would not sanction the 30-year-old’s return.

“We are an inclusive game with respect for all. Israel has social media posts online that go against what our game stands for,” Beattie told Australia Associated Press.

“As it stands, he will not be considered for registration. What Israel chooses to do in relation to his social media posts and his faith is a matter for him.”

Folau meanwhile has launched a legal suit against Rugby Australia following his contract termination.