Watch: Sky Sports News report on Israel Folau’s Catalans debut

Sky Sports News sent their chief reporter Bryan Swanson out to Perpignan to cover Israel Folau’s debut for Catalans.

Folau, 30, played his first game of rugby league in 10 years on Saturday as he helped the Dragons beat Castleford 36-18 at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.

The dual-code Australia international was sacked by Rugby Australia last year after posting homophobic comments on social media.

Folau scored just six minutes into his debut and received a warm welcome from Dragons supporters.


However, a Castleford fan in Perpignan claims she was told not to wave a rainbow flag during Folau’s debut.

Folau is due to make his second appearance when the Dragons visit Hull FC on Sunday, March 1.

The Hull club say they will have no objection to fans bringing rainbow flags to their next home game. A club spokesperson said: “We have nothing against pride flags in general.”

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