Former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau will return to rugby union next season after agreeing to join Top League side NTT Communications, the Japanese team said on Monday.
Dual-code international Folau resumed his career in Australia last week after he was registered to play for amateur rugby league club Southport Tigers.
Israel Folau will play rugby union in Japan next season.Credit:Getty
The 32-year-old will join former NSW Waratahs coach Rob Penney, who has been named NTT’s director of rugby.
Folau played rugby league for Australia before switching to AFL in 2011. He jumped codes again to rugby union in 2013.
A fundamentalist Christian, Folau had his Wallabies and Super Rugby deals terminated in 2019 after posting a meme that said hell awaited “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers” and others.
Otere Black, who left the Auckland Blues, has also joined NTT, the team said.
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