Israel Folau reveals his future plans
NEWS: Israel Folau will be staying in France for at least another season after signing a new contract with the Catalan Dragons.
The Dragons have confirmed that despite ‘strong interest’ in the player, the controversial Australian has agreed on a new one-year deal that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2021 season.
Folau signed with the Catalan Dragons in January after being sacked by Rugby Australia over a controversial social media post.
An out-of-court settlement followed, with Folau then returning to rugby league, the code where he first made his name professionally.
Folau started in 2007 at the Melbourne Storm before switching to Brisbane Broncos. He also played State of Origin and represented Australia before changing to union.
The 31-year-old had recently been linked with a return to the NRL, but will instead be saying with the Dragons after agreeing a new deal.
“Me and my family are very excited to stay on at the club for season 2021,” Folau said.
“We’re very grateful for the opportunity that Bernard Guasch and the Dragons have given me. I’m looking forward to working hard and achieving great success on the field with my teammates and this great club.”
“Once the media storm that followed his signing passed, and after only three Super League appearances, he received many requests and became a highly demanded player. But he feels gratitude for the club.
“He has shown he is a respectful player since he arrived at the club. He will be 32-years-old at the end of his new contract and we will then think about the rest of his career.”