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Folau’s League bid falters as Tonga bosses suspended

The 30-year-old has been caught in a bitter power struggle and looks likely to end up on the losing side.

Controversial Folau comeback claim rebuffed by rugby league

The League says Folau 'fails the NRL's inclusiveness culture' on his gay remark.

Israel Folau claims anti-gay sacking a ‘restraint of trade’

Israel Folau is seeking A$10 million in compensation due to lost sponsorship and marketing opportunities.

Australia unveils religious freedom bill after Israel Folau fiasco

Australia’s attorney-general says the current anti-discrimination laws do now go far enough.

Folau case set for trial in early 2020

Israel Folau is fighting the termination of his contract in May after he posted a meme on social media that said hell awaited 'drunks, homosexuals, adulterers' and other groups.

Israel Folau’s social media accounts vanish ahead of court hearing

Checks on Israel Folau’s Twitter and Instagram accounts show they are no longer active.

Australia’s Folau launches legal action over homophobia sacking

Previous reports put the compensation figure at A$10 million, including for lost sponsorship and marketing opportunities, a sum that could prove disastrous for Rugby Australia.

Sponsors would have walked out if Folau stayed, says Rugby Australia

Cameron Clyne says if Israel Folau had not been fired, sponsors would have deserted the sport.

Folau to head to court after conciliation hearing fails

Israel Folau is seeking A$5 million, plus compensation for foregone sponsorship and future contract income from Rugby Australia.

Folau demands apology in anti-gay row

Israel Folau is reportedly seeking A$10 million, including for lost sponsorship and marketing opportunities, a sum that could ruin Rugby Australia.

Tonga offer sacked Folau World Cup lifeline

Folau could apply to play for Tonga's national side if he sits out three years of international rugby and then represents Tonga at Sevens in an Olympic qualifying event.

Rugby Australia slams Folau ‘media campaign’ after leaked letter

Rugby Australia lashes out at Israel Folau for disrupting the sport after an explosive letter accusing the governing body of leaking details of his code of conduct hearing was made public.

Folau sues for ‘substantial’ payout from Rugby Australia

Israel Folau takes legal action against Rugby Australia after he was dismissed over homophobic social media posts.

Sacked Folau expected to launch legal action this week

Fired Wallabies rugby player Israel Folau asks that he be: "treated fairly and by the law."

Senator presses for Folau sacking probe

Israel Folau's sacking has been referred to the Fair Work Ombudsman by a senior senator who suggested Rugby Australia may have broken the law.

No Folau appeal lodged against contract termination

Rugby Australia had given Israel Folau 72 hours to appeal, but the player effectively waived his right to another hearing.

Owens: Folau’s sacking the correct decision

Owens, who came out as homosexual in 2007, backs Rugby Australia’s decision.

Courts beckon as Folau ponders appeal against sacking

Former Wallabies coach turned radio presenter Alan Jones says Folau will bring his case to court.

Rugby Australia chief admits Folau regrets but downplays Pacific backlash

Castle is confident Folau's sacking would not cause disunity, characterising the issue as simply a contract breach.

Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments

Folau has 72 hours to appeal, with reports saying he plans to take the case to the Supreme Court.

Folau opts for ‘God’ over rugby on social media

Folau sending a cryptic message on social media ahead of his verdict.

Folau says it would be ‘Satan’s work’ to back down in...

Folau says Satan offers one stuff that could look good to the eye and makes you feel comfortable.

Australia rugby director frustrated by Folau saga

Israel Folau was found guilty last week of a 'high-level' breach of the code of conduct after posting an anti-gay statement on social media.

Folau takes a hit in the pocket as his wait continues

Folau is quickly running out of options as his sponsorship with Asics was cancelled and a return to the rugby league is also unlikely.