Israel Folau’s latest team might be hoping the cross-code star can get approval to play sooner fairly than later.
Israel Folau’s latest team might be hoping the cross-code star can get approval to play from Queensland Rugby League sooner fairly than later after the Southport Tigers have been on the receiving finish of an 88-0 thrashing on the weekend.
Folau is plotting his return to top-flight rugby league in Australia, but it surely’s been removed from a easy experience since he departed Catalans Dragons in France and buddied up with mining magnate Clive Palmer.
Palmer is sponsoring Folau’s push to get again into the sport at house however they’ve nonetheless obtained some hurdles to leap to get the controversial cross-code star registered with the QRL.
And on the sphere, Folau has a problem forward turning across the fortunes of his new team, as evidenced by the Tigers’ 88-0 defeat by the hands of the top-of-the-ladder Burleigh Bears.
Per week in the past Palmer was wanting to see Folau trot out towards the Bears, had the QRL not stipulated he first needed to be released from Catalans to register with the league and play Gold Coast A-grade footy with the Tigers.
Nonetheless it is unlikely even the previous Wallabies, Kangaroos, and Queensland Origin star may have saved the Tigers from the Bears, who scored a whopping 15 tries within the beat-down as Folau, Palmer and fellow controversial former NRL star Tony Williams watched from the sidelines.
Southport have just one win to this point this season, however their wrestle could not barely have been performed out in additional dire vogue than it did on the weekend in entrance of its new recruits.
Folau is unable to coach with the team as a result of registration pace hump, and his standing with the Tigers is not any nearer to being resolved as Palmer and his team pursue legal action against the QRL on discrimination grounds, having additionally flagged legal action against Catalans.
Southport subsequent tackle the Tugun Seahawks.
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