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# israel folau

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2022
# Pacific Nations Cup
Folau injured on debut as Tonga hammered by the Flying Fijians
Meanwhile, Samoa overcame Australia A in the other Pacific Nations Cup clash.
# new chapter
Controversial Folau to end four-year Test rugby exile by making Tonga debut
Tonga will take on Fiji this weekend.
# Comeback
Folau to make international return with Tonga - and eyes up World Cup date with Ireland
Folau and former All Blacks Charles Piutau and Malakai Fekitoa have also been included in the Tonga squad following changes to World Rugby’s eligibility rules.
# Comeback
Israel Folau seeking international comeback with Tonga - and could face Ireland in World Cup
Folau is eligible to play for Tonga – three years after getting sacked by Rugby Australia for posting an anti-gay message on his Instagram account.
# League One
Controversial ex-Wallabies star Folau set for return to rugby union in Japan
The 32-year-old has been picked to start for Rob Penney’s Shining Arcs this weekend.
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# Top League
Israel Folau to team up with former Munster coach in Japan next season
Folau has signed for NTT Communications Shining Arcs, coached by Rob Penney.
# Return
Folau close to minor rugby league return in Australia but told that homophobic views not welcome
The Queensland Rugby League said it was willing to let Folau play provided it received clearance from his previous team.
# Stance
'Iā€™m still more a person of Jesus' - Billy Vunipola explains why he won't take a knee
The England and Saracens number eight says elements of the Black Lives Matter movement go against his beliefs.
# New Deal
'Respectful' Folau rewarded with contract extension by Catalan Dragons
The 31-year-old was sacked by Rugby Australia in May 2019 over a homophobic social media post.
# Fall-out
Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga
Former Australian prop Sekope Kepu says Folau’s absence in Japan resulted in the Wallabies having a mediocre World Cup.
# issue
Super League investigating rainbow flag claim after controversial Folau makes debut
The player scored an early try on his first rugby league outing since 2010.
# israel folau
Super League clubs vote for power to block controversial signings following Folau move
Australian’s move to the Catalans Dragons has caused controversy in rugby league.
# low key
'We didn't want to shout it from the rooftops' - Folau's unveiling at French club reportedly cancelled
The controversial ex-Wallabies star has linked up with rugby league outfit, the Catalans Dragons.
# Bad Call
Anger sparked by French Super League club's decision to sign Israel Folau
Controversial player offered lifeline on strict condition he does not repeat his opinions on same-sex marriage.
# devout christian
Folau claims Australian bushfires are 'God's judgement' for gay marraige
The sacked Australia star has sparked outrage with his latest comments.
# Dispute
Rugby star Israel Folau claims anti-gay sacking a 'restraint of trade'
The devoutly Christian fullback launched action against the governing body and NSW Rugby this month.
# Dispute
Folau's unfair dismissal case against Rugby Australia set for February trial
A Federal Circuit Court judge encouraged both parties to settle the dispute out of court.
# Australia
'I'm fighting for what's right': Folau makes funding appeal for legal costs
The sacked rugby player is hoping to raise $3 million to aid his legal battle against Rugby Australia.
# Saga
Tonga open the door for Israel Folau to represent them at the 2023 World Cup
The former Wallabies fullback was fired by Rugby Australia for posting homophobic comments on social media.
# response
Rugby Australia slams Folau 'media campaign' after leaked letter
The governing body say they have acted with ‘professionalism and integrity at all times’.
# Divided Loyalties
Folau's younger brother released from Waratahs contract
The elder Folau is today launching Aus$10 million legal action against Rugby Australia.
# Development
Sacked Israel Folau expected to launch legal action this week - report
The devoutly Christian NSW Waratahs star had his contract terminated last month.
# next step
Folau says he has 'a lot of rugby left' despite sacking
The Wallabies confirmed the sacking of the the star fullback last week.
# Speaking out
'It is a clear message that there are consequences for expressing those beliefs' - Owens backs Folau sacking
Rugby Australia have terminated the full-back’s contract over his homophobic comments on social media.
# Rugby
'The way Satan works is he offers you stuff': Folau says he has resisted temptation
Folau says he turned down the chance to ‘go back and play the game, get everything back to the way it used to be’.
# homophobic remarks
Folau 'at peace' as ex-Wallabies coach slams verdict
The Australia player was found guilty of a ‘high-level’ breach of a player’s code of conduct.
# Rugby Australia
Tribunal rules that Folau anti-gay posts were a 'high-level' code of conduct breach
No sanction has yet been decided, though it is possible that the rugby star’s contact termination could stand.
# Controversial
Cheika gives evidence at Folau 'anti-gay' hearing
The 30-year-old was informed last month of plans to terminate his multi-year, multi-million-dollar deal after he posted on social media that ‘hell awaits’ homosexuals.
# unlike
Bundee Aki distances himself from 'mistaken' like of Israel Folau post
The Connacht and Ireland centre says he has nothing but love and respect for gay people.
# Hearing
Israel Folau's code of conduct hearing before Rugby Australia has been set for next week
The 30-year-old’s hearing will take place behind closed doors in Sydney by a three-member panel.
# be a warrior
'There isn't an openly gay professional player in this country'
The Emerald Warriors will host the Union Cup in Dublin this summer.
'He has hurt the team' - Foley frustrated by Folau furore
The Waratahs and Wallabies fullback is fighting to save his career over anti-gay social media posts last week.
# in defence of
'My heart goes out to him. He's being persecuted' - Tennis great Court defends Folau over anti-gay post
The Wallabies star is facing the sack by Rugby Australia for saying that ‘hell awaits’ homosexuals.
# privileged position
Sport is inclusive and well-paid sportsmen must meet that standard ā€” Gordon D'Arcy on Folau
The Australia star was sacked by his rugby union over an image he shared listing homosexuals among people bound for ‘hell’.
# Wallabies
Australia star Folau handed sack notice as Cheika rues 'disrespectful' anti-gay comments
The Wallabies player has 48 hours to respond to a Rugby Australia charge.
# Argument
Australia star Folau unrepentant and content to walk away from rugby
The international is expected to go through a code of conduct hearing amid reports that he may have a legal case for religious discrimination.
# Unacceptable
Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby Union 'consider next steps' after Folau meeting
The Wallabies fullback is set to have his contract terminated over an ‘unacceptable’ Instagram post.
# dangerous remarks
What the hell is Israel Folau doing?
‘Potentially, there’s a rugby league contract… I don’t think it’s just the case that he did that and didn’t understand the consequences.’
# Sacked
Rugby Australia to sack Israel Folau for 'disrespectful' social media posts
The Wallabies fullback has drawn widespread condemnation for his Instagram and Twitter posts.
# History Maker
Australia star Folau breaks Super Rugby all-time try record
The prolific fullback surpassed Doug Howlett’s 59 during his stints at the Highlanders, Hurricanes, and Blues between 1997-2007.