Wallabies’ Director of Rugby Scott Johnson has backed the hard-line stance taken by Rugby Australia (RA) over Israel Folau’s controversial social media posts and called for the sport to embrace inclusiveness.
New South Wales Waratahs back Karmichael Hunt has expressed sympathy for Israel Folau with his team mate’s career on the line over a controversial social media post but concedes the Super Rugby side must move on without him.
Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has asked for a code of conduct hearing to be scheduled by Rugby Australia (RA) after the governing body said they intended to terminate his contract for controversial social media posts.
Rugby Australia said on Thursday it would terminate the contract of Israel Folau, the country’s best-known and best-paid player, if he cannot offer a good reason for a social media post that said gay people would go to “hell” if they did not “repent”.
Wallabies star Israel Folau surpassed Doug Howlett record set during his stints at the Highlanders, Hurricanes, and Blues between 1997-2007.