The Super League board has voted to put measures in place to ensure they stop controversial signings after Israel Folau’s signing at Catalans.
Representatives from Super League clubs met at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium earlier today to discuss Catalans’ controversial signing of Folau.
Catalans chairman Bernard Guasch was absent from the meeting, despite other clubs specifically requesting the presence of him.
After a four-hour meeting, Super League chief executive Robert Elstone issued the following statement: “Super League has clearly and consistently outlined its position on Israel Folau.
“With the season underway, we now feel it is important for Super League to separate what is an off-field matter from what is happening on the field.
“The Super League board accepts the legalities around the RFL’s decision to register Israel Folau, and the board has voted unanimously to put in place measures that ensure the Super League has greater authority to stop controversial signings such as this in the future.
“As a sport we have an impressive and enviable track record when it comes to equality, diversity and inclusion and we will continue our great work in those areas.”