Israel Folau links up with Catalans

Israel Folau has linked up with Catalans Dragons for the first time after joining his new team-mates for training.

Folau is in contention to make his debut this weekend in the Dragons’ clash with Wakefield.

It remains to be seen whether Steve McNamara will pick the Australian, who last played rugby league in 2010.

Since then he has played rugby union and emerged as one of the most successful cross-code stars the game has seen.

However, his career has been overshadowed by anti-LGBT+ social media posts which resulted in his contract being terminated by Rugby Australia, though he did reach a settlement with the organisation.