Home » Sport

Israel Folau to challenge Rugby Australia's decision to sack him

17 April, 2019, 16:06 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Israel Folau scoring a try for the Kangaroos against the Kiwis in 2008

Declaring on Monday that Folau was in breach of contract, Castle said: "Following the events of a year ago, Israel was warned formally and repeatedly about the expectations of him as a player for the Wallabies and NSW Waratahs with regards to social media use and he has failed to meet those obligations".

Australia's full-back Israel Folau scores a try during the worldwide rugby union test match between England and Australia at Twickenham stadium in south-west London on 24 November 2018.

The religiously motivated Folau attracted the fresh storm of controversy when he posted on Instagram: "Warning".

Folau, 30, faces his multi-million dollar contract being terminated and was given 48 hours to ask for the hearing or accept being sacked.

Rugby star Israel Folau has requested a Code of Conduct hearing from Rugby Australia after it was announced his contract would be torn up over an anti-gay social media post.

RA chief executive Raelene Castle has said Folau was warned formally and repeatedly previous year about the expectation of him as a Wallabies and Waratahs player in regards to his social media use, following similar controversial posts.

Folau will be able to state his case in a bid to keep his job playing for Australia. The report says the lack of social media clauses are central to his defence.

FBI looks for woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine shooting after threats to school
Officials didn't provide further details or reveal where Pais traveled from, saying it would compromise their investigation. Have You Seen this Woman?The FBI Denver Division and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's...


Ivanka Trump in Africa to promote women at work program
It aims to assist women in developing countries with job training, financial support and legal or regulatory reforms. It was not immediately clear if the controversy that surrounds the US president will follow his daughter to Africa.


Debate over climate change dominates Finnish vote
Finland's Social Democratic Party retained a narrow lead to emerge as the top parliamentary election vote-getter on Sunday. Most political parties support government actions to curb global warming .


Raelene Castle, chief executive of Rugby Australia, said Folau had been warned in the past about his social media posts.

"After the date for the hearing is confirmed Rugby Australia and the NSW Rugby Union will make no further comment on the matter until the Code of Conduct process has concluded".

A former club and country team-mate of Israel Folau has issued a stinging put-down following the full-back's decision to challenge his attempted sacking by Rugby Australia. The body has to weigh up the fact that it's a World Cup year with the fact Folau was seriously cautioned last year for essentially doing the exact same thing.

Hopoate wrote on Facebook in a since deleted post that he does not know why everyone is "so anxious about what Israel Folau said".

On Sunday Folau, Super Rugby's record try-scorer, told the Sydney Morning Herald he was ready for life without rugby, saying, "I live for God now".

"If that's not to continue on playing, so be it", he added. Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter Beattie said last week he had failed the sport's character test and would not get a contract.

"I really can't see him being allowed to play rugby league for what he said", Graham said.

Recommended:



Popular

Juventus 1-2 Ajax: Champions League at a glance
Ajax produced a stunning turnaround to reach their first UEFA Champions League semi-final since 1996/97. And, after drawing Juventus , many expected them to bow out in the quarter-finals.

Red Sox DFA Blake Swihart, call up Sandy Leon and Erasmo Ramirez
The Red Sox carried three catchers for the entire 2018 season but decided they would keep just two for this season. The potential at the plate has always been there, but his defensive deficiencies made him hard to play regularly.

National Football League schedule will be released on Wednesday
Bears preseason and regular-season single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public at 8:30 p.m. (CT) Wednesday . From that list of opponents, we can predict which games might get national attention on primetime television.

Avengers: Endgame directors plead for help from fans after footage leaks
That last line is a reference to a similar letter the directors wrote before Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters. Some fans who said they had viewed the leaks said they only increased their anticipation for the movie.

PlayStation 5 to feature 8K, 3D audio, ray tracing & backwards compatibility — Sony
Look at how much goodwill Microsoft accrued just by adding compatibility for Xbox 360 and original Xbox games to the One. Despite this, developers are already working on PS5 games, so a possible 2020 release could potentially be in the cards.

'Today' show co-host adopts another daughter
Hoda went on to explain how she and her longtime boyfriend Joel Schiffman found it in their hearts to raise another child. Shortly after the adoption of Kotb's first daughter, Haley, she opened up about her hard journey to motherhood.

Apple and Qualcomm bring their global legal fight to an end
Meanwhile, the Federal Trade Commission also sued Qualcomm in January 2017 ; that case was finally heard in January 2019 . The Trump administration is said to be interested in settling to support Qualcomm as a counter-balance to Chinese rivals.

Sweep! NHL-best Lightning ousted in record speed by Columbus Blue Jackets
Here are three reasons why the Blue Jackets are advancing, while the Lightning will spend their summer wondering what went awry. You have to give them some credit. "Since they put me, [Barzal], and [Lee] together the puck has been going in a lot more.

Macron vows fire-ravaged Notre Dame will be rebuilt within 5 years
One of the group's members, Ron Ivey, said he was "heartbroken". He pledged that Notre-Dame would be rebuilt. Will Quebec help rebuild the cathedral?

Ronda Rousey fuels massive WWE rumour with Instagram post
Therefore, unifying them would take away from her ability to be a fighting champ-champ in WWE . WWE, though, hope to have her back either later this year or early 2020.