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Australia’s Folau asks for code of conduct hearing

Australia’s Folau asks for code of conduct hearing

(Reuters) – Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has asked for a code of conduct hearing to be scheduled by Rugby Australia (RA) after the governing body said they intended to terminate his contract for controversial social media posts. The 30-year-old Folau, a devout Christian, was issued a code of conduct breach notice on Monday following an […]

Rugby Australia issue statement re Israel Folau

Rugby Australia issue statement re Israel Folau

Rugby Australia Chief Executive, Raelene Castle and NSW Rugby Union CEO, Andrew Hore have issued the following statement in relation to Israel Folau: “Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Rugby Union have made repeated attempts to contact Israel both directly and via his representatives since 6.30pm on Wednesday, and at this point he has […]

Rugby Australia says Folau anti-gay comments are ‘unacceptable’

Rugby Australia says Folau anti-gay comments are ‘unacceptable’

(Reuters) – Rugby Australia (RA) said on Wednesday that fullback ,Israel Folau’s latest anti-gay comments on social media were “unacceptable” and its integrity unit would look into the matter. Wallabies international, Folau, one of the nation’s top players and most marketable athletes, wrote on Instagram that gays would be condemned to “hell” if they failed […]