NRL no place for Israel Folau, claims sport's chief

Australian Rugby League Commission chair Peter Beattie has reiterated his stance that Israel Folau will not be welcomed by the NRL.

When Rugby Australia indicated its intention to sack Folau last month, eyes almost immediately turned to a handful of NRL clubs who could afford to bring the controversial fullback on board.

But before they could even pick up the phone, Beattie made a stand by declaring the NRL off limits for the fallen star.

Speaking in Brisbane ahead of the NRL Magic Round, Beattie reiterated the reasons behind that decision.

"We are an inclusive game and we want to make certain that everybody feels part of rugby league. That is why. Israel's comments are not part of that inclusiveness," Beattie said.

When asked to differentiate between the return of controversial Brisbane prop Matt Lodge and Folau, Beattie doubled down on the ARLC's decision.

"In terms of Matt Lodge, that was a person who had been through a set of circumstances, been out of the game and showed remorse. He has rebuilt himself. That was about compassion and there is a clear difference," Beattie said.

"Let me be really clear about it. Rugby league is inclusive. We want everyone to play.

"We are encouraging women, we are expanding it for everyone in the community. We are an inclusive game.

"The commission has already made a decision about this and we won't be revisiting it."