Israel Folau linked with a return to union with TOP14 clubs interested

Israel Folau linked with a return to union with TOP14 clubs interested

Former Wallabies and Waratahs' fullback Israel Folau could make a return to rugby union according to reports in France.


Folau left rugby union after his contract with Rugby Australia and the Waratahs was terminated after his controversial social media posts. Rugby Australia and Folau later announced an out-of-court settlement following months of fallout stemming from his controversial social media posts.


Following his departure from union, Folau returned to rugby league taking up a one-year contract with the Catalans Dragons in early January 2020. His contract has since been extended until the end of the 2021 season.

According to Midi Olympique, Folau could now return to union with a number of TOP14 clubs interested in his services. According to the newspaper, Folau rejected a move to Montpellier in favour of remaining at the Catalan Dragons before he signed an extension at the rugby league side but the likes of Bayonne have made contact with the Folau while Toulon are now also keen to bring the former Wallaby on board.

Folau scored 37 tries in 73 tests for the Wallabies and overtook 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.


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