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Israel Folau is an Australian professional rugby league player who plays for Catalans Dragons. He has previously played Australian rules football and rugby union. In 2019, he became the record holder for most tries scored in Super Rugby history.
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Israel Folau: Catalans Dragons player not taking knee was 'personal choice' - Steve McNamaraIsrael Folau made a "personal choice" not to take a knee before Catalans' game with St Helens, says Steve McNamara.
Israel Folau: How Hull greeted Catalans' controversial signing in first English appearanceIsrael Folau was booed in his first Super League game on English soil on Sunday, causing plenty of debate at Hull FC's KCOM Stadium.
Catalans Dragons to investigate rainbow flag removals at Israel Folau debutAs Israel Folau made a try-scoring debut for Catalans in Super League, two people were asked to remove rainbow flags during the game in France.
Super League investigates claim fans told to remove rainbow flags during Folau debutThe Super League investigates after two fans say they were told to remove rainbow flags during Israel Folau's Catalans Dragons debut.
Folau scores on debut as Catalans beat CastlefordIsrael Folau scores six minutes into his Super League debut as Catalans Dragons end Castleford's 100% start to the season.
Israel Folau: Ex-Australia rugby union star considered retirement before Catalans Dragons moveIsrael Folau says he considered retiring before rugby league side Catalans Dragons handed him a career lifeline.
Folau named in Catalans squad for first timeIsrael Folau is named in Catalans Dragons' squad for the first time and could make his Super League debut against Castleford.
Steve McNamara ‘unsure’ if Israel Folau will make Catalans debut this weekendIsrael Folau has two more training sessions with Catalans Dragons to demonstrate whether he is ready to make his Super League debut this weekend. The 30-year-old dual-code international, whose signing..
Israel Folau: Super League 'came to wrong conclusion' in Catalans deal, says chief execSuper League made the wrong call in allowing Catalans to sign controversial Israel Folau, says chief executive Robert Elstone.
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Israel Folau: Hull KR lead Super League revolt over new Catalans Dragons signingHull KR lead a revolt of Super League clubs against Catalans Dragons' signing of Israel Folau.
Super League: Catalans Dragons 12-32 Huddersfield Giants - French side without Israel FolauAidan Sezer inspires Huddersfield to victory against a Catalans side who were without the controversial Israel Folau.
Tonga coach Kristian Woolf opens door for Israel Folau selectionTonga rugby league coach Kristian Woolf says Israel Folau will be considered for international selection if his performances merit it.
Israel Folau: Halifax's Keegan Hirst feels 'let down' by signingHalifax's Keegan Hirst feels 'let down' by Catalans' signing of Israel Folau.
Israel Folau: Wigan considered signing sacked rugby union internationalWigan considered signing Israel Folau but did not approach the sacked Australia rugby union international, says chairman Ian Lenagan.
Folau moves to Europe, faces backlash over anti-gay viewsIsrael Folau, the rugby star who was fired by Australia for social media posts that contained anti-gay views, was facing a widespread backlash on Tuesday after securing a move to ......
Ex-Australia rugby union international Folau joins rugby league's Catalans DragonsSacked Australia rugby union international Israel Folau makes a cross-code switch back to rugby league with a move to Catalans Dragons.
Israel Folau says Australians should have asked God for help to prevent bushfiresJust months after Israel Folau sparked outrage for suggesting fires and drought were God's punishment for legalising same-sex marriage, he has broken down in church asking 'why does it take something..
Gay, Christian and a former preacher, I'm coming out to help anyone hurt by FolauThe unseen casualties of the Israel Folau saga were gay Christians from Pacific Island nations. A former preacher asks his people to act more like Jesus, less like Folau.
NSW anti-discrimination board accepts complaint against Israel FolauA vilification complaint brought by a gay rights activist against Israel Folau has been accepted by the NSW anti-discrimination board.
After Folau case, MPs should ask how law can foster workplace harmonyIsrael Folau is now out of the picture, but the wider question remains of when workers should be able to express religious views that conflict with their employer’s social media policies.
Israel Folau facing limited opportunities after settlement with Rugby AustraliaBrisbane have denied they've made any approach to bring Israel Folau back to the NRL club following media reports they were pursuing the former Wallabies star.
Also reported by •BBC News
Rugby Australia ‘lost on every front’ over Folau settlementWriter Corrine Barraclough says Rugby Australia have "lost on every front"...
Israel Folau: Rugby Australia denies 'backing down' with settlementCEO Raelene Castle defends a decision to settle with the Wallabies star sacked for homophobic remarks.
Settlement with Israel Folau 'commercial decision', not back down: Rugby bossRugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle is standing by the decision to settle with axed Wallabies star Israel Folau, saying it was right for the game.
Anger from LGBTIQ+ community after Israel Folau, Rugby saga ends with secret agreementThe legal dispute between Rugby Australia and Israel Folau has been settled with a confidentiality agreement and an apology from both parties.
Israel Folau calls for new religious laws to ‘further protect and strengthen these rights for all Australians’Israel Folau believes his settlement with Rugby Australia has vindicated him, but now he wants the federal government to bring in religious freedom laws.
Israel Folau settles legal case with Rugby Australia and aplogises for ‘any hurt or harm caused’Former Australia fullback Israel Folau has settled his unfair dismissal case with Rugby Australia and Super Rugby team the New South Wales Waratahs, Folau and Rugby Australia said in a joint statement..
Israel Folau settles dispute with Rugby Australia in confidential settlementIsrael Folau and Rugby Australia have settled their dispute over the sacking of the former Wallaby due to controversial social media posts.
Folau and Rugby Australia locked in negotiationsLengthy negotiations in the $14 million lawsuit between ex-Wallaby Israel Folau and Rugby Australia had failed to reach a resolution late on Monday.
LGBT+ activist demands Israel Folau pay charity $100k, apologise for social media postsA gay rights campaigner has lodged a complaint over Israel Folau's online posts and a video that he says vilify homosexuals, and can incite contempt or hatred.
Israel Folau's compensation claim rises to $14 millionIsrael Folau claims the Wallabies would have put in a "superior performance" at the 2019 Rugby World Cup if he was selected and he is now seeking $14 million in damages.
Israel Folau raises compensation bid over Rugby Australia sackingIsrael Folau is now suing Rugby Australia for A$14m (£7.4m; $9.5m) in a row over his anti-gay views.
Israel Folau Invites More Backlash After Blaming Australian Bushfires on Gay MarriageIsrael Folau, one of Australia’s most prominent rugby players, this year became the first ever Australian athlete to be sacked for expressing his religious beliefs. He is now suing the sports..
'Nobody knows God's mind': Christian group won't condemn FolauIsrael Folau may have lost some high-profile supporters, but the nation's most powerful Christian group has refused to condemn the ex-Wallaby.
Scott Morrison blasts Israel Folau for 'appallingly insensitive' fire commentsSacked rugby union star Israel Folau has linked the nation's devastating bushfires to Australia passing laws to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage.
Israel Folau criticised for 'appalling' Australia bushfire remarksIsrael Folau used a sermon to link Australia's bushfire crisis to same-sex marriage and abortion laws.
Prime Minister joins Alan Jones in criticising Folau's bushfire commentsThe broadcaster has been a vocal supporter of Folau, but is now joining the criticism of the sacked Wallaby after Folau linked bushfires to same-sex marriage and abortion.
Political, religious leaders slam Israel Folau over 'outrageous' bushfire commentsSacked rugby union star Israel Folau has linked the nation's devastating bushfires to Australia passing laws to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage.
Israel Folau slammed over 'outrageous' bushfire commentsSacked rugby union star Israel Folau has linked the nation's devastating bushfires to Australia passing laws to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage.
Bushfires are God's judgment, says FolauSacked rugby union star Israel Folau has linked the nation's devastating bushfires to Australia passing laws to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage.
Israel Folau says he would 'absolutely' repeat 'offensive' social media postFallen rugby union star Israel Folau has told a conservative Christian conference he would 'absolutely' repeat the social media post that led to his sacking.
Israel Folau says he was told he would never be expected to act in way contrary to his beliefsSacked rugby union star Israel Folau says he didn't ever agree to a set of restrictions on his social media use proposed by Rugby Australia.
Folau cites rights in rugby legal fightSacked rugby union star Israel Folau says he didn't ever agree to a set of restrictions on his social media use proposed by Rugby Australia.
Folau denies agreeing to limit comments on social mediaSacked rugby union star Israel Folau insists he never agreed to limitations on social media before posting controversial remarks which led to the cancellation of his Wallabies contract.
Israel Folau offered to issue apology, Rugby Australia alleges in court documentsPrior to suing Rugby Australia over his firing, Folau allegedly agreed the posts had breached his contract The sacked Wallabies player Israel Folau conceded at a tribunal hearing he had breached his..
Israel Folau admitted anti-gay social media posts breached rules: CourtRugby Australia says controversial former star Israel Folau conceded in May that his controversial Instagram posts breached its code of conduct.
Folau admitted contract breach: RARugby Australia says controversial former star Israel Folau conceded in May that his controversial Instagram posts breached its code of conduct.