Super League says t competition will put measures in place to ensure it has greater authority to stop controversial signings, following the controversial registration of Israel Folau.

The announcement of Folau as a Catalans player provoked widespread condemnation from players and stakeholders inside and outside of the sport.

And at a meeting today, which was not attended by Dragons chairman Bernard Guasch, club representatives discussed the matter and resolved that changes must be made to avoid a repeat.

The statement explains: “Super League has clearly and consistently outlined its position on Israel Folau.

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“With the season under way, 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.”