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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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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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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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Wallabies Sack Attack Coach With World Cup On The Horizon

Stephen Larkham has been removed from his position of Wallabies attack coach and will now take up a new job as a national high-performance coach advisor.  According to reports, tensions have been simmering between head coach Michael Cheika and Larkham with the latter understood not to have been able to implement his strategies on the team as the Wallabies averaged …

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Wallabies Second-Row Rory Arnold Signs For Toulouse

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Towering Wallabies lock Rory Arnold will join French club Toulouse at the end of the 2019 Super Rugby season, his team ACT Brumbies announced Friday. The 28-year-old, one of the tallest players in rugby at 2.08 metres (6.8 feet), has been a mainstay of the Canberra-based Brumbies since 2015. “I’ve come to the decision that the 2019 season will be …

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Cheika Survives Axe But Must Work Under New Director Of Rugby

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Under-siege Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has survived the axe but will have to report to Scott Johnson who was Monday recruited from Scotland to assume the new role of director of rugby. Governing body Rugby Australia also announced that Cheika must work with a three-man selection panel — himself, Johnson and an independent — in an overhaul to halt the …

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Michael Cheika Survives Axe But Has Powers Significantly Reduced

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Michael Cheika will survive the axe as Wallabies coach but his powers will be curtailed with Scotland-based Scott Johnson appointed the director of rugby above him, a report said Friday. Cheika has faced a mounting backlash from dismayed fans and former players after winning just four of Australia’s 13 Tests this year. Despite the dire results and a slide to …

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Michael Cheika’s Future To Be Decided By Christmas

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Rugby Australia will decide the fate of under-fire Michael Cheika and his coaching staff “ahead of Christmas”, chairman Cameron Clyne said Monday after an end-of-season review, following a disappointing year for the team. Cheika has been under growing pressure after a poor season, with recent losses to England and Wales, and an uninspiring win over Italy. In a brief statement …

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Rugby Australia Chief Says Michael Cheika’s Job Is Safe

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika on Tuesday won the backing of his bosses who pledged their support ahead of next year’s World Cup despite a dismal run of defeats deemed “not acceptable”. Australia have now lost six of their past seven games, and ceded the Bledisloe Cup to New Zealand for the 16th consecutive year after a 40-12 hammering in Auckland …

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Melbourne Rebels’ Amanaki Mafi Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Teammate

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 03: Amanaki Mafi gets tackled by teammates during a Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby training session at Gosch's Paddock on July 3, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Melbourne Rebels forward Amanaki Mafi was arrested and faces assault charges after an altercation with teammate Lopeti Timani in New Zealand, Rugby Australia said on Sunday. The brawl followed the Rebels’ 43-37 Super Rugby loss to the Otago Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday. RA said in a statement: “Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels are aware of an incident involving …

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Israel Folau Is “Walking The Line” Says Rugby Australia Boss Raelene Castle

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle has said that Israel Folau is “walking the line” after his latest anti-homosexual social media post.  Folau posted a video link to his Twitter account which opposed same-sex marriage and referred to it as “sexual perversions beyond description.” Last month, Folau controversially said that all gay people are destined for hell and since then there …

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Michael Hooper Set To Be Offered Record Bumper Contract To Keep Him In Australia [Report]

Rugby Australia has offered Wallabies captain Michael Hooper an unprecedented five-year contract in a bid to secure him through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Australian media reported Friday. In a move interpreted as Hooper replacing Israel Folau as the face of Australian rugby, following controversy over his views on homosexuality, the reports say RA has offered the 26-year-old flanker its …

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Rugby Australia Won’t Punish Folau But He Hits Out At Them For Misrepresentation

Rugby Australia will not sanction Israel Folau for controversial anti-gay comments posted on social media, the governing body said Tuesday, as the Wallabies superstar revealed he was willing to walk away from the sport over his religious beliefs. Folau, a devout Christian and one of the code’s most marketable players, wrote on social media this month that God’s plan for …

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