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Israel Folau Code Of Conduct Hearing Set For May

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A Code of Conduct hearing, requested by Israel Folau following his dismissal from Rugby Australia earlier this month, will take place on May 4. The 30-year-old was issued with a termination notice of his $4 million contract on April 15 following his controversial social media post in which he stated that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists …

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Gordon D’Arcy: “Sport Is Inclusive, It Doesn’t Care Who You Are”

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Former Leinster and Ireland rugby player, Gordon D’Arcy, believes anyone who wants to participate in sport must accept and live by approved societal norms. His comments come as Rugby Australia announced the termination of Israel Folau’s contract due to a “high level” breach of the professional players’ code of conduct, while stating that he had ignored formal instruction not to …

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Billy Vunipola Given Formal Warning By RFU Over Israel Folau Support

England international, Billy Vunipola has been given a formal warning by the Rugby Football Union following his Instagram post supporting Israel Folau.  Folau, who has found himself under a cloud of controversy following an Instagram post that claimed: “Hell awaits drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators”. The full-back looks set to have his contract terminated by Rugby …

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Billy Vunipola: “My Intention Was Never To Cause Suffering”

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Saracens and England player, Billy Vunipola, has addressed the recent controversy over his social media post defending the views of Australia’s Israel Folau. Last week, the 26-year-old ‘liked’ Folau’s Instagram post in which he warned gays, drunks, and adulterers, among others, that ‘hell awaits them’. Vunipola then took to Instagram to defend his actions, explaining that it was the point …

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Michael Cheika Rues “Disrespectful” Folau As Sacking Looms

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Israel Folau’s anti-gay comments look to have ruled him out of selection ahead of the Rugby World Cup according to Wallabies head coach, Michael Cheika. Last week, Folau posted a message to Instagram stating that “Hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. As Folau’s future with Australia hangs in the balance, Cheika criticised the 30-year-old following …

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Unrepentant Israel Folau Happy To Give Up Rugby If It Is God’s Will

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Controversial Australian rugby player, Israel Folau, has said that the outraged response to his recent social media post has not made him change his stance.  In a post on Instagram last week, the 30-year-old warned drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators, that hell awaits them. Rugby Australia soon released a statement saying that they intend to terminate …

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Saracens Release Statement Addressing Billy Vunipola Instagram Post

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Saracens have responded to social media posts by their England international, Billy Vunipola, in which he defended Israel Folau following his homophobic Instagram post. Vunipola “liked” Folau’s initial post which was captioned, “those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your …

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Billy Vunipola Defends Israel Folau’s Anti-Gay Instagram Post

England international, Billy Vuniplola has defended controversial Australian star, Israel Folau following his homophobic Instagram post. It is understood that Rugby Australia intends to terminate Folau’s contract after the much-maligned full-back wrote on Instagram that; “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. The image also states that “only Jesus saves”. Folau lead with the caption: “Those …

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Rugby Australia Intend To Terminate Israel Folau’s Contract

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Rugby Australia have released a statement outlining that they intend to terminate Israel Folau’s contract. Folau posted a message on his Instagram account which contains an image which says that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. The image also states that “only Jesus saves”. Folau leads with the caption: “Those that are living in Sin …

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Rugby Australia Release Statement On “Unacceptable” Folau Post

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Rugby Australia have released a short statement addressing the “unacceptable” social media post which Israel Folau issued that contains anti-gay sentiments.  Folau posted a message on his Instagram account which contains an image which says that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. The image also states that “only Jesus saves”. Folau leads with the caption: …

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“Hell Awaits You” – Israel Folau Posts Another Anti-Gay Message

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Wallabies and Waratahs star fullback Israel Folau has issued another anti-gay post via his Instagram account.  The post contains an image which says that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. The image also states that “only Jesus saves”. Folau leads with the caption: “Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless …

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Waratahs Confirm Signing Of Israel Folau’s Little Brother, John

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Wallaby Israel Folau’s younger brother John will join his superstar sibling at the NSW Waratahs next season after turning his back on rugby league, the club announced Saturday. The 24-year-old winger previously played with the Parramatta Eels and made one appearance in the league format for Tonga. But he decided to switch codes this season and has been playing for …

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Israel Folau Finally Signs New Deal With Waratahs & Wallabies

Wallabies and Waratahs star fullback Israel Folau has signed a new deal with the teams that will run through 2022, Fairfax media reported Wednesday. The media group said the contract was inked some time ago but was kept under wraps by Rugby Australia and the Waratahs amid controversy over anti-gay comments by the 29-year-old earlier this year. News of the …

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Watch: Folau Heavily Criticised For Butchering Match Winning Moment

Israel Folau has come under some severe criticism for butchering a golden opportunity at the end of the Wallabies’ 19-23 loss to Argentina which would have won them the game.  It was a day of upsets in the Rugby Championship as earlier this morning, the Springboks pulled off a shock win against the All Blacks in Wellington. Argentina continued that …

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Israel Folau And David Pocock Return For The Wallabies

Flanker David Pocock and back Israel Folau were declared fit enough to be included in the starting lineup Thursday in a big boost for the Wallabies ahead of their weekend clash with Argentina. Both players were late scratchings from Australia’s team against South Africa in Brisbane on Saturday but were named in the starting XV for their Rugby Championship showdown …

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Israel Folau Ruled Out of Second Bledisloe Cup Test

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Israel Folau of the Wallabies scores a try during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Wallabies star Israel Folau was Sunday ruled out of the second Bledisloe Cup Test with an ankle injury, in a further blow to Australia after their big loss to New Zealand. Fullback Folau limped off in the 65th minute in the first Test in Sydney on Saturday, as the All Blacks thumped the Wallabies 38-13 in a clash that doubled …

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