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Rugby League boss responds to Australian Christian Lobby’s Israel Folau campaign

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Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) disciples watched in awe on Saturday as Southport Tigers King Israel Folau made his debut. However, the park footy Messiah failed to inspire converts, scoring just one try. Israel Folau debuted for the Tigers with a purr rather than a roar. “I was just happy to blow the cobwebs out,” said …

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Israel Folau could make a comeback to rugby league in Australia as soon as this weekend on the Gold Coast. After his high-profile sacking for homophobic social media posts in 2019, Folau joined French pro rugby league club Catalans Dragons last year. He played more than a dozen matches for them before he returned to …

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Sources within the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) say the proposed return of Israel Folau to Rugby League has prompted the most ferocious backlash in the organisation’s history. Brisbane’s Courier-Mail reports that the gay and lesbian community bombarded the QRL with complaints in recent days. Previously, Folau’s billionaire backer Clive Palmer threatened legal action against the …

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In an ad on the front page of today’s Courier-Mail, billionaire Clive Palmer calls for the return of Israel Folau to rugby league. The paper reports the pair will front a joint press conference today where they will announce plans for a Folau rugby league comeback. Update Later today, Palmer pledged at the press conference …

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Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter V’landys has said the Australian Christian Lobby are “wasting their money” with a campaign for an Israel Folau comeback. This week, the ACL launched a campaign to support of Folau’s return to the NRL, with a petition, full-page Daily Telegraph ads and hashtag #lethimplay. The group also wants supporters …

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The St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Club have “ceased” plans to pursue and sign up Israel Folau after backlash over their decision. This week, club bosses confirmed they were in talks with Folau to have returned to playing NRL this year. The Dragons also formally approached the NRL for permission to sign him up, prompting …

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St George Bank, a longtime sponsor of the NRL club seeking to sign up Israel Folau, has addressed the controversy over his possible comeback this year.  Folau may return to playing NRL this year after the St George Illawarra Dragons in NSW confirmed they hope to sign him up. The Dragons have formally approached the …

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Israel Folau could return to playing NRL this year after the St George Illawarra Dragons in NSW confirmed they hope to sign him up this year. The Dragons have formally approached the NRL hoping to sign him to play on a multi-year deal. Folau had his multi-million dollar footy contracts ripped up over his homophobic …

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Catalans Dragons insisted on no rainbow flags at Israel Folau’s debut match for the team. Club officials forced two fans to remove flags during the match. Folau recently signed a contract with Catalans Dragons, agreeing to make no public comments on homosexuality. Catalans Dragons won the game against Castleford Tigers at Perpignan in France. During …

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The last week brought many surprises. However, nothing equals the Australian Christian Lobby’s silence on Israel Folau’s signing with Catalans Dragons. Martyn Iles appears to have said not a word. In a statement issued by the club following his signing, Folau promised to make no further public statements on his personal beliefs. However, last year, …

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