20 Feb 2020

Outrage over banned Australian rugby star’s arrival in Europe

Sports reporter

His homophobic comments got him banned from playing rugby in Australia, but after nearly year away from the sport, Israel Folau is now playing for the French Club Catalan Dragons.

Conservative peer Lord Hayward, who founded the world’s first gay rugby club, has called on the club’s sponsor, the sportswear maker O’Neills, to end its association with the club over the Folau controversy.