VIDEO: Israel Folau is now asking people for money to help him sue Australian Rugby

VIDEO: Israel Folau is now asking people for money to help him sue Australian Rugby

No, this title isn’t clickbait.

He actually wants everyone to dive into their pockets to help him bankrupt the ARU. Israel Folau has been in the centre of controversy this year after a series of homophobic tweets were widely condemned by the rugby community.

Since he has been axed by Australian Rugby, the former Waratahs full back is looking to sue his former employers for millions of dollars.

Folau today released this video asking his followers to donate money to his cause, stating that he had already spent over $100k fighting the ARU.

Not really sure what to make of this from Folau really…

CREDIT: Israel Folau

In other news: Dragons signs exciting new centre

Exciting young centre Tom Griffiths is to join Dragons from English and European champions Saracens.

Griffiths has agreed a deal to make the move to Rodney Parade and will link up with his new team-mates

at Ystrad Mynach from Monday. Folau wouldn’t do this…

The hard-running and powerful centre – who stands 6ft 2in tall and weighs 102kg – joined the Saracens Academy in 2015 before stepping up to the senior squad in 2017.

The 23-year-old made his debut in the English Premiership last season and helped Saracens Storm win the Premiership Rugby Shield.

“It’s an exciting time for me to join the Dragons,” said Griffiths.

“I’ve spoken with Dean Ryan and the things he has said are really positive. I feel the potential here is phenomenal so hopefully good things are to come.

“There are some fantastic players here too so I’m looking forward to developing my game and taking the chance I have been given.”

Welsh-qualified Griffiths – who has also spent time on loan at Bedford Blues and London Scottish – joins fellow new recruits Sam Davies and Jack Cosgrove at the region.

Dean Ryan, Director of Dragons Rugby, said: “Tom is a talented young centre who has spent the last four seasons working on his game in the Saracens set-up and also getting valuable game time on loan at London Scottish and Bedford Blues.

“He is keen to now really prove himself, take on a new challenge, and excited by the opportunity at Dragons.

“We’re excited to see how Tom develops in our environment and look forward to him linking up with the squad.”