Sacked Wallabies star Israel Folau said, “No Australian of any faith should be fired for practising their religion.”
Rugby Australia chief, Raelene Castle, has downplayed any potential backlash from Polynesian players sharing similar religious beliefs to Israel Folau, while admitting to regrets over the divisive scandal.
Australia fullback, Israel Folau, has said he had chances to ease tensions amid the furore over his social media post and get back to playing rugby but had resisted them all because it would be doing “Satan’s” work.
News South Wales (NSW) Waratahs chairman, Roger Davis, on Tuesday called for a “quick” and “common-sense” settlement to the Israel Folau saga as a hearing into his dismissal over homophobic comments entered a third day.
Wallabies fullback, Israel Folau, rejected a A$1 million ($702,100) offer from Rugby Australia (RA) to walk away from his contract ahead of this weekend’s code of conduct hearing, local media reported on Sunday.