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#israel folau

# israel-folau - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

'I’m still more a person of Jesus' - Billy Vunipola explains why he won't take a knee
# Stance
# Stance

'I’m still more a person of Jesus' - Billy Vunipola explains why he won't take a knee

Aug 19th 2020, 5:31 PM 13,396 Views 28 Comments

The England and Saracens number eight says elements of the Black Lives Matter movement go against his beliefs.

# israel-folau - Friday 3 July, 2020

'Respectful' Folau rewarded with contract extension by Catalan Dragons
# New Deal
# New Deal

'Respectful' Folau rewarded with contract extension by Catalan Dragons

Jul 3rd 2020, 11:51 AM 6,357 Views 3 Comments

The 31-year-old was sacked by Rugby Australia in May 2019 over a homophobic social media post.

# israel-folau - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga
# Fall-out
# Fall-out

Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga

Feb 26th 2020, 10:56 AM 8,122 Views 31 Comments

Former Australian prop Sekope Kepu says Folau’s absence in Japan resulted in the Wallabies having a mediocre World Cup.

# israel-folau - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Super League investigating rainbow flag claim after controversial Folau makes debut
# Issue
# Issue

Super League investigating rainbow flag claim after controversial Folau makes debut

Feb 16th 2020, 8:06 PM 45,369 Views 45 Comments

The player scored an early try on his first rugby league outing since 2010.

# israel-folau - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Super League clubs vote for power to block controversial signings following Folau move
# Israel Folau
# Israel Folau

Super League clubs vote for power to block controversial signings following Folau move

Feb 5th 2020, 4:34 PM 5,577 Views 16 Comments

Australian’s move to the Catalans Dragons has caused controversy in rugby league.

# israel-folau - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'We didn't want to shout it from the rooftops' - Folau's unveiling at French club reportedly cancelled
# Low Key
# Low Key

'We didn't want to shout it from the rooftops' - Folau's unveiling at French club reportedly cancelled

Feb 4th 2020, 1:44 PM 9,238 Views 7 Comments

The controversial ex-Wallabies star has linked up with rugby league outfit, the Catalans Dragons.

# israel-folau - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Anger sparked by French Super League club's decision to sign Israel Folau
# Bad Call
# Bad Call

Anger sparked by French Super League club's decision to sign Israel Folau

Jan 28th 2020, 1:34 PM 13,438 Views 15 Comments

Controversial player offered lifeline on strict condition he does not repeat his opinions on same-sex marriage.

# israel-folau - Monday 18 November, 2019

Folau claims Australian bushfires are 'God's judgement' for gay marraige
# Devout Christian
# Devout Christian

Folau claims Australian bushfires are 'God's judgement' for gay marraige

Nov 18th 2019, 10:41 AM 11,390 Views 32 Comments

The sacked Australia star has sparked outrage with his latest comments.

# israel-folau - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Rugby star Israel Folau claims anti-gay sacking a 'restraint of trade'
# Dispute
# Dispute

Rugby star Israel Folau claims anti-gay sacking a 'restraint of trade'

Aug 29th 2019, 3:29 PM 5,485 Views 17 Comments

The devoutly Christian fullback launched action against the governing body and NSW Rugby this month.

# israel-folau - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Folau's unfair dismissal case against Rugby Australia set for February trial
# Dispute
# Dispute

Folau's unfair dismissal case against Rugby Australia set for February trial

Aug 13th 2019, 8:43 AM 4,729 Views 22 Comments

A Federal Circuit Court judge encouraged both parties to settle the dispute out of court.

# israel-folau - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'I'm fighting for what's right': Folau makes funding appeal for legal costs
# Australia
# Australia

'I'm fighting for what's right': Folau makes funding appeal for legal costs

Jun 20th 2019, 3:49 PM 12,031 Views 69 Comments

The sacked rugby player is hoping to raise $3 million to aid his legal battle against Rugby Australia.

# israel-folau - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Tonga open the door for Israel Folau to represent them at the 2023 World Cup
# Saga
# Saga

Tonga open the door for Israel Folau to represent them at the 2023 World Cup

Jun 13th 2019, 10:57 AM 12,841 Views 24 Comments

The former Wallabies fullback was fired by Rugby Australia for posting homophobic comments on social media.

# israel-folau - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Rugby Australia slams Folau 'media campaign' after leaked letter
# Response
# Response

Rugby Australia slams Folau 'media campaign' after leaked letter

Jun 9th 2019, 12:45 PM 15,697 Views 20 Comments

The governing body say they have acted with ‘professionalism and integrity at all times’.

# israel-folau - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Folau's younger brother released from Waratahs contract
# Divided Loyalties
# Divided Loyalties

Folau's younger brother released from Waratahs contract

Jun 6th 2019, 10:29 AM 14,968 Views 35 Comments

The elder Folau is today launching Aus$10 million legal action against Rugby Australia.

# israel-folau - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Sacked Israel Folau expected to launch legal action this week - report
# Development
# Development

Sacked Israel Folau expected to launch legal action this week - report

Jun 5th 2019, 9:32 AM 4,024 Views 26 Comments

The devoutly Christian NSW Waratahs star had his contract terminated last month.

# israel-folau - Monday 20 May, 2019

Folau says he has 'a lot of rugby left' despite sacking
# Next Step
# Next Step

Folau says he has 'a lot of rugby left' despite sacking

May 20th 2019, 7:20 AM 9,739 Views 19 Comments

The Wallabies confirmed the sacking of the the star fullback last week.

# israel-folau - Saturday 18 May, 2019

'It is a clear message that there are consequences for expressing those beliefs' - Owens backs Folau sacking
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

'It is a clear message that there are consequences for expressing those beliefs' - Owens backs Folau sacking

May 18th 2019, 3:23 PM 9,042 Views 31 Comments

Rugby Australia have terminated the full-back’s contract over his homophobic comments on social media.

# israel-folau - Monday 13 May, 2019

'The way Satan works is he offers you stuff': Folau says he has resisted temptation
# Rugby
# Rugby

'The way Satan works is he offers you stuff': Folau says he has resisted temptation

May 13th 2019, 5:16 PM 10,626 Views 62 Comments

Folau says he turned down the chance to ‘go back and play the game, get everything back to the way it used to be’.

# israel-folau - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Folau 'at peace' as ex-Wallabies coach slams verdict
# Homophobic Remarks
# Homophobic Remarks

Folau 'at peace' as ex-Wallabies coach slams verdict

May 8th 2019, 3:00 PM 43,425 Views 45 Comments

The Australia player was found guilty of a ‘high-level’ breach of a player’s code of conduct.

# israel-folau - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Tribunal rules that Folau anti-gay posts were a 'high-level' code of conduct breach
# Rugby Australia
# Rugby Australia

Tribunal rules that Folau anti-gay posts were a 'high-level' code of conduct breach

May 7th 2019, 10:00 AM 24,892 Views 88 Comments

No sanction has yet been decided, though it is possible that the rugby star’s contact termination could stand.

# israel-folau - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Cheika gives evidence at Folau 'anti-gay' hearing
# Controversial
# Controversial

Cheika gives evidence at Folau 'anti-gay' hearing

Updated May 4th 2019, 10:37 AM 10,866 Views 63 Comments

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.

# israel-folau - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Bundee Aki distances himself from 'mistaken' like of Israel Folau post
# Unlike
# Unlike

Bundee Aki distances himself from 'mistaken' like of Israel Folau post

Apr 25th 2019, 4:04 PM 40,327 Views 86 Comments

The Connacht and Ireland centre says he has nothing but love and respect for gay people.

# israel-folau - Monday 22 April, 2019

Israel Folau's code of conduct hearing before Rugby Australia has been set for next week
# Hearing
# Hearing

Israel Folau's code of conduct hearing before Rugby Australia has been set for next week

Apr 22nd 2019, 9:47 AM 5,072 Views 35 Comments

The 30-year-old’s hearing will take place behind closed doors in Sydney by a three-member panel.

# israel-folau - Sunday 21 April, 2019

'There isn't an openly gay professional player in this country'
# Be A Warrior
# Be A Warrior

'There isn't an openly gay professional player in this country'

Apr 21st 2019, 10:00 AM 46,762 Views 84 Comments

The Emerald Warriors will host the Union Cup in Dublin this summer.

# israel-folau - Friday 19 April, 2019

'He has hurt the team' - Foley frustrated by Folau furore

'He has hurt the team' - Foley frustrated by Folau furore

Apr 19th 2019, 5:33 PM 6,585 Views 2 Comments

The Waratahs and Wallabies fullback is fighting to save his career over anti-gay social media posts last week.

# israel-folau - Thursday 18 April, 2019

'My heart goes out to him. He's being persecuted' - Tennis great Court defends Folau over anti-gay post
# In Defence Of
# In Defence Of

'My heart goes out to him. He's being persecuted' - Tennis great Court defends Folau over anti-gay post

Apr 18th 2019, 9:24 AM 15,053 Views 61 Comments

The Wallabies star is facing the sack by Rugby Australia for saying that ‘hell awaits’ homosexuals.

# israel-folau - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Sport is inclusive and well-paid sportsmen must meet that standard — Gordon D'Arcy on Folau
# Privileged Position
# Privileged Position

Sport is inclusive and well-paid sportsmen must meet that standard — Gordon D'Arcy on Folau

Apr 17th 2019, 3:32 PM 7,814 Views 51 Comments

The Australia star was sacked by his rugby union over an image he shared listing homosexuals among people bound for ‘hell’.

# israel-folau - Monday 15 April, 2019

Australia star Folau handed sack notice as Cheika rues 'disrespectful' anti-gay comments
# Wallabies
# Wallabies

Australia star Folau handed sack notice as Cheika rues 'disrespectful' anti-gay comments

Apr 15th 2019, 7:48 AM 38,856 Views 97 Comments

The Wallabies player has 48 hours to respond to a Rugby Australia charge.

# israel-folau - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Australia star Folau unrepentant and content to walk away from rugby
# Argument
# Argument

Australia star Folau unrepentant and content to walk away from rugby

Apr 14th 2019, 2:04 PM 23,322 Views 135 Comments

The international is expected to go through a code of conduct hearing amid reports that he may have a legal case for religious discrimination.

# israel-folau - Friday 12 April, 2019

Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby Union 'consider next steps' after Folau meeting
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby Union 'consider next steps' after Folau meeting

Apr 12th 2019, 9:33 AM 13,119 Views 28 Comments

The Wallabies fullback is set to have his contract terminated over an ‘unacceptable’ Instagram post.

# israel-folau - Thursday 11 April, 2019

What the hell is Israel Folau doing?
# Dangerous Remarks
# Dangerous Remarks

What the hell is Israel Folau doing?

Apr 11th 2019, 4:47 PM 41,450 Views 73 Comments

‘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.’

Rugby Australia to sack Israel Folau for 'disrespectful' social media posts
# Sacked
# Sacked

Rugby Australia to sack Israel Folau for 'disrespectful' social media posts

Apr 11th 2019, 9:18 AM 49,087 Views 239 Comments

The Wallabies fullback has drawn widespread condemnation for his Instagram and Twitter posts.

# israel-folau - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Australia star Folau breaks Super Rugby all-time try record
# History Maker
# History Maker

Australia star Folau breaks Super Rugby all-time try record

Apr 6th 2019, 11:06 AM 9,159 Views 21 Comments

The prolific fullback surpassed Doug Howlett’s 59 during his stints at the Highlanders, Hurricanes, and Blues between 1997-2007.

# israel-folau - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Folau won't alter aerial approach despite ban for challenge on O'Mahony
# High Stakes
# High Stakes

Folau won't alter aerial approach despite ban for challenge on O'Mahony

Aug 14th 2018, 10:05 AM 5,936 Views 8 Comments

“I’ll have the same mindset in attacking the ball in the air and obviously making good decisions around that.”

# israel-folau - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Folau loses appeal against ban for aerial clash with Peter O'Mahony
# Grounded
# Grounded

Folau loses appeal against ban for aerial clash with Peter O'Mahony

Updated Jun 28th 2018, 4:08 PM 11,956 Views 32 Comments

The Wallabies fullback was given a one-match ban, but appealed in the hope of playing for the Waratahs this weekend.

# israel-folau - Monday 25 June, 2018

'That one-man lift, they're obviously putting their own player in danger'
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

'That one-man lift, they're obviously putting their own player in danger'

Jun 25th 2018, 1:00 AM 20,897 Views 23 Comments

CJ Stander says he could have protected Peter O’Mahony ‘a bit better’ in the air.

# israel-folau - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Ireland defend themselves after Wallabies question 'blocking' tactics
# Escorting
# Escorting

Ireland defend themselves after Wallabies question 'blocking' tactics

Jun 19th 2018, 8:30 AM 15,870 Views 25 Comments

‘We didn’t feel like we did anything that any other team in the world isn’t doing.’

# israel-folau - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Analysis: How Schmidt's Ireland managed to negate Folau's aerial threat
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

Analysis: How Schmidt's Ireland managed to negate Folau's aerial threat

Jun 17th 2018, 4:00 PM 27,285 Views 14 Comments

The Wallabies fullback didn’t catch a single kick in Melbourne yesterday.

# israel-folau - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

'They're pretty angry, grumbly, walking around like bears with sore heads'
# Reaction
# Reaction

'They're pretty angry, grumbly, walking around like bears with sore heads'

Jun 12th 2018, 7:39 AM 12,704 Views 6 Comments

Andy Farrell is looking for improvements from Ireland’s defence this weekend in Melbourne.

# israel-folau - Monday 11 June, 2018

Analysis: Ireland take punishment from Israel Folau's freakish aerial game
# Izzy
# Izzy

Analysis: Ireland take punishment from Israel Folau's freakish aerial game

Jun 11th 2018, 3:07 PM 43,538 Views 45 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side surprisingly targeted the Wallabies fullback with their first two restarts.

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