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#Rugby Australia

# rugby-australia - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Hooper backed to continue as Australia captain despite speculation

Rugby Australia on the back foot as Qantas announce decision to end 30-year sponsorship of the Wallabies.

# rugby-australia - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Boost for Rennie's Wallabies with tweak to policy on overseas-based players

Rugby Australia will allow the head coach to pick two players who don’t fulfil the ‘Giteau Law’ requirements.

# rugby-australia - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’

Executive bid director Phil Kearns feels the nation is in dire need of a chance to stage the global contest in 2027.

# rugby-australia - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Rugby Australia makes salary cuts and stands down 75% of workforce

Meanwhile, Scottish Rugby has accounted pay deferrals for some of its biggest earners.

# rugby-australia - 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.

# rugby-australia - Friday 21 June, 2019

Fiji and Japan could join expanded Rugby Championship

Governing body SANZAAR has been working on new models for the southern hemisphere competition.

# rugby-australia - Thursday 20 June, 2019

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'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.

# rugby-australia - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Wallaby hooker Latu given four-game ban for drink-driving

The Waratahs suspended the 26-year-old for two games after the incident, so the fourth match of his punishment will be played this weekend.

# rugby-australia - 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’.

# rugby-australia - 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.

# rugby-australia - 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.

# rugby-australia - 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.

# rugby-australia - 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.

# rugby-australia - 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.

# rugby-australia - 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.

# rugby-australia - Thursday 11 April, 2019

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

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

# rugby-australia - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Rugby Australia investigating after Folau's 'unacceptable' social media posts

The Wallabies fullback has drawn criticism again.

# rugby-australia - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'Rugby Australia should be mortgaging the bank and the house to get David Nucifora back'

Former Wallabies hooker Brendan Cannon believes the IRFU’s High Performance Director should be snapped up by Australia.

# rugby-australia - Monday 17 September, 2018

'It's not something you want to see': No further action over Tui fan incident

The Wallabies flanker was involved in an altercation with a supporter following the defeat to Argentina on Saturday.

# rugby-australia - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Under-pressure Michael Cheika's job is safe despite poor run, say Rugby Australia

‘I don’t think it’s about changing what we’ve got. It’s about what else can we bring.’

# rugby-australia - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Israel Folau in trouble again as he says 'God's plan' for gay people is to go to 'hell'

Rugby Australia has distanced itself from homophobic comments made by the player on social media.