3 Jul 2020

Folau pens contract extension

Catalans Dragons star Israel Folau has today signed a new one-year contract with the club.

Despite a strong interest, the Australian centre will remain at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium until the end of the 2021 season.

Folau, 31, returned to rugby league after 10 years away and had an immediate impact, scoring 1 try in 3 Super League games.

Israel Folau said: "Me and my family are very excited to stay on at the club for season 2021. We're very grateful for the opportunity that Bernard Guasch and the Dragons have given me. I'm looking forward to working hard and achieving great success on the field with my team mates and this great club."

Steve McNamara, Catalans Dragons Headcoach said of Folau: "We are delighted that Israel has committed to the Dragons for 2021. The most impressive asset he showed in the short period before the confinement was his willingness to work hard for the team. On top of that he clearly is a great athlete with a tremendous skill set. We look forward to seeing him continually improve and have an even greater influence over the team’s performances through 2020 and 2021."

Bernard Guasch, Catalans Dragons Chairman added: "His decision to stay at the club for one more season honours him. Once the media storm that followed his signing passed, and after only 3 Super League appearances, he received many requests and became a highly demanded player. But he feels gratitude for the club.  He shown he is a respectful player since he arrived at the club. He will be 32 years old at the end of his new contract and we will then think about the rest of his career."

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