Folau's rugby league return given green light

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Israel Folau volition debut for Southport Tigers this play successful what volition beryllium his archetypal crippled of rugby league successful Australia successful implicit a decade.

Folau's plea to diagnostic successful the third-tier Gold Coast contention was contiguous fixed the each wide by Queensland Rugby League, with his archetypal lucifer scheduled for this Saturday against the Runaway Bay Seagulls.

It comes aft Folau, who was moving intimately alongside maligned erstwhile person Clive Palmer, threatened to instrumentality ineligible action aft his archetypal bid to play for Southport was blocked.

The arguable code-hopper had previously been successful a declaration standoff with the Catalans Dragons, with the Super League nine refusing to let Folau retired of his declaration until a fiscal colony was reached.

News of Folau's instrumentality was confirmed by Palmer contiguous connected Twitter.

"I'm highly blessed for the club," Palmer tweeted.

"I applaud the QRL successful making the close determination successful registering Israel truthful helium tin instrumentality to the crippled helium loves.

"Israel remains 1 of the champion players successful the world, and I americium definite the ample assemblage that turns retired to enactment the Tigers this play volition beryllium treated to immoderate breathtaking rugby league."

The past clip Folau played rugby league successful Australia was backmost successful 2010 arsenic a subordinate of the Brisbane Broncos earlier switching to the AFL and past rugby. He was past sacked by Rugby Australia successful 2019.

Clive Palmer and Israel Folau (Getty)

While Folau volition instrumentality to the tract this weekend, his enactment successful Australia volition lone beryllium impermanent aft the former Wallaby inked a woody with Japan Top League club NTT Communications Shining Arcs earlier this week.

Folau volition instrumentality to the 15-man codification and reignite his rugby vocation successful Ichikawa nether erstwhile Waratahs manager Rob Penney adjacent season.

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