Dragons reportedly cancel Israel Folau's unveiling

Catalans Dragons have reportedly decided against unveiling Israel Folau at a public media conference.

A file photo dated 24 Nov 2018 of Israel Folau, playing for the Wallabies.

A file photo dated 24 Nov 2018 of Israel Folau, playing for the Wallabies. Source: AAP

Catalans Dragons have reportedly backtracked on their plan to unveil Israel Folau at a media conference due to the backlash they have received since his signing was announced.

Instead, according to ITV's Steve Scott, the Super League club will film the unveiling in-house and distribute vision to the media.

The France-based Dragons have been widely criticised after it emerged they had signed on a one-year deal the Australian dual-code international, who was sacked by Rugby Australia last May for homophobic social media posts.

Super League executive chairman Robert Elstone and St Helens chairman Eamon McManus are among those who have spoken out against the signing.

Wigan has declared their home game against the Catalans in March a 'Pride Day' in response.

Folau could be in line to make his Catalans debut at Wakefield on Monday in the second round of the Super League.


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Published 4 February 2020 at 4:28pm, updatedย 4 February 2020ย atย 7:02pm