Israel Folau left out of Catalan Dragons squad for Super League match

Israel Folau has been denied the chance to make his debut in the Super League after Catalan Dragons left him out of the squad for Sunday's match. Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Israel Folau has been left out of the Catalan Dragons matchday squad to face Wakefield Trinity on Sunday.

The club announced the team on Friday and said Folau would not feature without providing a reason.

Folau signed for the Super League side three days before they lost their opening league fixture at home to Huddersfield Giants.

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The former rugby union player had his contract with Rugby Australia torn up in May for posting on social media that hell awaits "drunks, homosexuals, adulterers" and other groups, angering the LGBTIQ community.

The Rugby Football League allowed his registration with Catalans which has caused controversy, with Super League chief executive Robert Elstone calling it a 'sad day,' while the league has taken steps to ensure they can intervene in controversial signings in the future.