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Israel Folau makes shock rugby union return after signing for Japanese side Shining Arcs

In 2019, Folau reached a settlement with Rugby Australia after being sacked for an Instagram submit during which he mentioned “hell awaits” homosexual individuals.

He additionally recommended that Australia’s bushfires and droughts in 2019 have been punishments from God for the nation’s same-sex and abortion legal guidelines.

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A religious Christian, Folau made 73 appearances for Australia’s rugby union side however switched again to rugby league final yr, signing for Super League side Catalans Dragons.

The transfer was strongly condemned from each inside the rugby world and in wider society.

The Rugby Football League — the game’s governing physique — mentioned permitting the signing had been a “troublesome resolution” and deplored the participant’s earlier feedback.

Folau’s new side, NTT Communications Shining Arcs, play in Japan’s Top League.

It comes every week after Folau resumed his profession in Australia, registering to play for newbie rugby league membership Southport Tigers, in line with Reuters.

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