Israel Folau set to join Japanese rugby club Shining Arcs

Israel Folau set to join Japanese rugby club Shining Arcs
Israel Folau set to join Japanese rugby club Shining Arcs
Controversial footy star Israel Folau is recruited to top club in Japan after being forced to take his talents overseas - following homophobic social media post scandal Footy star Israel Folau set to join Japanese rugby on a two-year-long contract The controversial athlete will join up with Top League club the Shining Arcs Folau was sensationally sacked from the Wallabies over offensive Instagram post

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Controversial footy star Israel Folau is bound for Japanese rugby after his former Waratahs coach signed him on a two-year contract.

The 32-year-old cross-code athlete will join the Shining Arcs, a Top League club based in Ichikawa city, where bosses believe he will be 'embraced' for his sporting achievements.

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Folau was sensationally sacked from the Wallabies squad back in May 2019 in the lead up to the World Cup after warning gay people that 'hell awaits you' in a homophobic Instagram post.

His Japanese contract is believed to be worth less than half of the $1million per season he earned in Australia. 

While his devout religious beliefs and outspoken stance on same sex marriage has put him offside with many fans and sponsors in Australia, recently departed Waratahs coach Rob Penney says Japanese fans will welcome his with open arms.

Israel Folau (pictured with wife Maria) is bound for Japanese rugby after his former Waratahs coach secured the controversial star's signature.

Israel Folau (pictured with wife Maria) is bound for Japanese rugby after his former Waratahs coach secured the controversial star's signature.

The 32-year-old cross-code athlete will join the Shining Arcs, a Top League club based in Ichikawa city on a two-year deal reported to be worth more than $1million per season (pictured, Shrining Arcs take on the Hino Red Dolphins)

The 32-year-old cross-code athlete will join the Shining Arcs, a Top League club based in Ichikawa city on a two-year deal reported to be worth more than $1million per season (pictured, Shrining

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