BREAKING: Israel Folau Sacked By Rugby Australia Over Anti-Gay Social Media Post

Contract terminated


17 May 2019

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Israel Folau has officially been sacked by Rugby Australia today.

Folau was found guilty of a high-level breach of Rugby Australia’s professional players’ code of conduct earlier this month ; today he learned his $4 million contract would be terminated.

The 30-year-old Wallabies star quoted a Bible passage, saying “hell awaits” homosexuals, to his personal Instagram account

Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle and Waratahs boss Andrew Hore revealed today Folau’s nine-year career with Rugby Australia would come to an end.

It's reported Folau will fight to save his rugby career in court; ARL bosses have confirmed the sportman would not be welcomed back to the NRL. 

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