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Israel Folau Admits Code Breach, Offered Apology For Anti-Gay Posts

Israel Folau admitted that he had breached code of conduct and offered to issue an apology following his anti-gay posts on social media according to court documents filed by Rugby Australia. The former Australian rugby international saw his contract terminated in April after posts on his social media which were not in line with RA’s code of conduct. The centre …

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Israel Folau Set To Make Shock Return To Rugby League In Tonga

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Former Australian Rugby Union star, Israel Folau is set to make a dramatic return to Rugby League, nine years after his switch.  Folau’s contract with Rugby Australia was terminated earlier this month following a high-level breach of the Players’ Code of Conduct. The 30-year-old shared a post on social media in which he said that “hell awaits” various groups including …

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Israel Folau Begins Legal Action Against Rugby Australia & Waratahs

Israel Folau

Israel Folau has begun legal action against his former employers Rugby Australia and NSW Waratahs following his dismissal over homophobic social media posts. The former Wallabies star’s contract was terminated in May after he was found guilty of a high-level Code of Conduct breach relating to an Instagram post in which he said “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists …

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Israel Folau GoFundMe Campaign Shut Down By Site

Israel Folau GoFundMe

The GoFundMe campaign set up by Israel Folau to help fight his battle with Rugby Australia has been removed by the crowdfunding platform.  According to GoFundMe Australia, Folau’s campaign violated its terms of service and as a result, the campaign has been taken down and all money raised will be returned to the donors. Before the campaign was taken down, …

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Folau Defends GoFundMe Page As Rugby Australia Deem It Inappropriate

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Former international Israel Folau has taken to social media to defend his GoFundMe page which he set up to raise funds for his legal battle against Rugby Australia.  Folau is filing a claim with the Fair Work Commission against Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs for unlawful dismissal on the grounds of religious discrimination. The page has received over $723,000 …

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Israel Folau’s GoFundMe Page Raises Almost $400,000 In Two Days

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A GoFundMe page set up by former Australian international Israel Folau to help cover his legal costs has raised almost $400,000 in two days.  ​Folau has launched legal proceedings with the Fair Work Commission against Rugby Australia following their decision to terminate his contract due to a high-level breach of the players’ professional code of conduct last month. Folau has …

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Israel Folau Launches Fresh Attack On First Public Appearance

Disgraced rugby star, Israel Folau, has launched a fresh attack on homosexuality during his first public appearance since his sacking from Rugby Australia following social media posts claiming that “Hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. The former Wallaby full-back delivered a sermon at his Sydney church where he once again described homosexuality as a sin …

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Tonga Offer Israel Folau International Rugby Lifeline

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Tonga head coach, Toutai Kefu, has opened the door for Israel Folau to join the Pacific island international side ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.  Kefu revealed to the Sydney Morning Herald that he has been in contact with Folau’s camp following the disgraced stars sacking over his controversial comments that “Hell awaits” homosexuals. Folau’s brother, John, …

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“This Is 2019, What The Hell Is Going On, Is He Back In Biblical Times?”

Richie Fagan Emerald Warriors

The President of Emerald Warriors, an inclusive rugby club, Richie Fagan has described the situation surrounding the social media comments of Israel Folau as “bizarre”.  Last month, the former Australian star posted on Instagram that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulters, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, and idolators. Folau’s post received a huge backlash and his multi-million dollar contract was subsequently terminated …

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Israel Folau Opts Not To Appeal RA Decision Due To No Confidence

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Israel Folau has confirmed that he will not appeal the decision of Rugby Australia to terminate his contract.  Folau had 72 hours to appeal the decision which was a result of his controversial social media posts where he outlined that hell awaits “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers” and others. However, the deadline has now passed which led to Rugby Australia confirming that …

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Will Genia On Israel Folau – “I Feel So Sorry For Him”

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Wallabies scrum-half Will Genia admits that he feels sorry for Israel Folau in the aftermath of Rugby Australia’s decision to terminate the 30-year-old’s contract.  Folau shared a post on social media stating that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. That social media post ultimately led to a hearing and the outcome of which resulted in …

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Rugby Australia Officially Terminate Israel Folau’s Contract

Rugby Australia have officially terminated Israel Folau’s multi-million dollar contract following a high-level code of conduct breach. The breach came last month when Folau shared a post on social media stating that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. Rugby Australia stated their intent to terminate the 30-year-olds contract shortly afterwards, however, Folau requested a code …

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‘Nothing Wrong With Israel, It’s The Society & Persecutors Who Are Sick’

Ex-Wallabies coach, Alan Jones launched a defiant on-air rant in support of Israel Folau following an independent panels determination that he committed a “high-level” breach of the professional players’ code of conduct. Jones, who coached the Australian rugby team in the 1980s, now hosts a breakfast radio show where he jumped to the defence of Folau following the verdict of …

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Code Of Conduct Hearing For Israel Folau Concludes

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The Code of Conduct hearing for Israel Folau has concluded, Rugby Australia confirmed in a statement today.  The hearing was in response to Folau’s controversial social media posts where he outlined that hell awaits gay people. Since those social media posts, Folau has not played rugby for his club the Waratahs and it is widely expected that his contract will …

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Folau Reportedly Rejects $1 Million Settlement As Hearing Continues

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Israel Folau rejected a $1 million offer to from Rugby Australia to walk away from his contract prior to the beginning of his code of conduct hearing according to local media reports. The hearing continued today after eight hours of evidence on Saturday during which Folau, Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle, and head coach Michael Cheika all spoke, but …

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Cheika Gives Evidence At Folau Code Of Conduct Hearing

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Australian head coach, Michael Cheika, appeared at a code of conduct hearing on Saturday which was requested by Israel Folau following the termination of his multi-million dollar contract with Rugby Australia. Cheika gave evidence during the eight-hour hearing which will continue on Sunday after it failed to reach a conclusion. Folau’s contract was terminated last month for a “high-level” breach …

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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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