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# israel-folau - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

'I’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.

# israel-folau - Friday 3 July, 2020

'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.

# israel-folau - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

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.

# israel-folau - Sunday 16 February, 2020

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 - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

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.

# israel-folau - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'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.

# israel-folau - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

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.

# israel-folau - Monday 18 November, 2019

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

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'

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

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 This post contains videos

'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.

# israel-folau - Thursday 13 June, 2019

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.

# israel-folau - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Rugby Australia slams Folau 'media campaign' after leaked letter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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.’

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

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

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

“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

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'

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

‘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

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'

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

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

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