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Israel Folau has said he is considering all his options after declining the opportunity to appeal his sacking by Rugby Australia. An independent panel found him guilty of a high-level breach of the player code of conduct over his social media posts. Rugby Australia confirmed on Friday the Wallabies star’s contract would be terminated after …

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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has said he backs Rugby Australia’s tough action against Wallabies star Israel Folau for his social media posts about homosexuals. The airline is a major sponsor of Rugby Australia, and Joyce told the Australian Financial Review he was “quite happy” with the action taken against Folau. “We don’t sponsor something to …

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israel folau code of conduct hearing

An independent panel has found Israel Folau committed a “high-level” breach of Rugby Australia’s professional players’ code of conduct, opening the door for the termination of Folau’s contract. The code of conduct hearing began on Saturday after Folau caused uproar by posting on social media last month that “hell awaits” homosexuals, adulterers, liars and thieves, …

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Ian Roberts, the first Australian NRL player to publicly come out as gay, has issued an emotional plea to Israel Folau as the Wallabies star fights to save his career. Folau attended a code of conduct hearing on Saturday that will determine whether his Rugby Australia bosses have grounds to sack him after he posted …

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Rugby star Israel Folau has been a given a “high-level” breach notice by bosses for his anti-gay social media posts last week but has refused to back away from them. The 30-year-old rugby union player posted an image to Instagram last Wednesday claiming “hell awaits … drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters” …

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A group of Pacific Island LGBTIQ elders have penned a powerful open letter calling for rugby star Israel Folau to be more respectful amid the furore over his anti-gay social media comment. Folau came under intense criticism for writing a now-deleted comment on Instagram that “God’s plan” for gay people was “hell” unless they “repented …

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Rugby union star Israel Folau has responded to the furore around his anti-gay comment last week by tweeting a Bible verse, appearing to suggest he is being persecuted for his Christian views. Folau came under intense criticism for writing a now-deleted comment on Instagram that “God’s plan” for gay people was “hell” unless they “repented …

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Andrew Purchas, the founder of Australia’s first gay and inclusive rugby team the Sydney Convicts, has slammed rugby union star Israel Folau for his viral homophobic comment on social media. Folau came under intense criticism for writing a now-deleted comment on Instagram on Wednesday that “God’s plan” for gay people was “hell” unless they repented …

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