Tag: Rugby Australia
Cameron Clyne says if Israel Folau had not been fired, sponsors would have deserted the sport.
Israel Folau is seeking A$5 million, plus compensation for foregone sponsorship and future contract income from Rugby Australia.
Israel Folau is reportedly seeking A$10 million, including for lost sponsorship and marketing opportunities, a sum that could ruin Rugby Australia.
Israel Folau takes legal action against Rugby Australia after he was dismissed over homophobic social media posts.
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.
Rugby Australia had given Israel Folau 72 hours to appeal, but the player effectively waived his right to another hearing.
It is another unwanted distraction for the sport, coming just a day after their star fullback Israel Folau was sacked for homophobic comments.
Former Wallabies coach turned radio presenter Alan Jones says Folau will bring his case to court.
Castle is confident Folau's sacking would not cause disunity, characterising the issue as simply a contract breach.
Folau has 72 hours to appeal, with reports saying he plans to take the case to the Supreme Court.
Folau sending a cryptic message on social media ahead of his verdict.
Folau says Satan offers one stuff that could look good to the eye and makes you feel comfortable.
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.
A decision on Israel Folau's punishment has yet to be made.
Folau's hearing will continue on Sunday with no decision expected before Monday at the earliest.
Rugby Australia says a decision is not expected this weekend.
Israel Folau was issued a code of conduct breach notice on Monday following an investigation by RA's integrity unit and had 48 hours to respond.
After being handed the breach notice, Folau has 48 hours to either accept the sanction or have the matter referred to a hearing.
Israel Folau is Super Rugby's all-time top try-scorer.
Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle criticised the poor play of Australian Super Rugby teams.