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Dragons breathing fire after Folau play

Helping hand: Folau PICTURE: GETTY

CATALANS Dragons gained a last-gasp win at Hull FC as Israel Folau played his first Super League game in England.

The 12-month contract handed to the 30-year-old Australian by the French club was widely condemned by both Super League and the Rugby Football League.

Folau, sacked last May by Rugby Australia for homophobic comments on social media, played his part in the win.

Marc Snyed’s late drop goal appeared to have sealed a big victory for Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium but Folau’s catch from the kick-off started a move which led to James Maloney running in the winning try.

Catalans boss Steve McNamara said: ‘He’s a special player and it was a special catch. We could have used him more.’

WINGER Liam Marshall scored three tries as Wigan went top of Super League with a 42-10 win over previously unbeaten hosts Huddersfield. Marshall went over twice in the first half and once in the second as the visitors made it four wins from five this term. Salford slumped to a fourth defeat of the season in a 22-12 home defeat to Wakefield.