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#Rugby Australia

# rugby-australia - Monday 1 February, 2021

Australia offers to host Lions' South Africa tour
# Mane Attraction
# Mane Attraction

Australia offers to host Lions' South Africa tour

Feb 1st 2021, 12:53 PM 22,923 Views 15 Comments

Rugby Australia chief executive Andy Marinos said it was in a position to offer a ‘safe haven’.

# rugby-australia - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Hooper backed to continue as Australia captain despite speculation
# Wallabies
# Wallabies

Hooper backed to continue as Australia captain despite speculation

Sep 23rd 2020, 8:20 AM 8,470 Views 2 Comments

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
# Rules
# Rules

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

Sep 10th 2020, 9:21 AM 7,146 Views 4 Comments

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’
# Warning
# Warning

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

Aug 5th 2020, 1:49 PM 7,627 Views 14 Comments

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
# Tough Times
# Tough Times

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

Mar 31st 2020, 8:56 AM 4,816 Views 12 Comments

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
# Dispute
# Dispute

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

Aug 13th 2019, 8:43 AM 4,734 Views 22 Comments

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
# Down South
# Down South

Fiji and Japan could join expanded Rugby Championship

Jun 21st 2019, 3:58 PM 7,261 Views 9 Comments

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

# rugby-australia - 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 12,033 Views 69 Comments

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
# Time Served
# Time Served

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

Jun 19th 2019, 11:09 AM 3,942 Views 3 Comments

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
# Response
# Response

Rugby Australia slams Folau 'media campaign' after leaked letter

Jun 9th 2019, 12:45 PM 15,698 Views 20 Comments

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
# Divided Loyalties
# Divided Loyalties

Folau's younger brother released from Waratahs contract

Jun 6th 2019, 10:29 AM 14,972 Views 35 Comments

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
# 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.

# rugby-australia - 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 24,895 Views 91 Comments

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
# Controversial
# Controversial

Cheika gives evidence at Folau 'anti-gay' hearing

Updated May 4th 2019, 10:37 AM 10,872 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.

# rugby-australia - 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 5,076 Views 35 Comments

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
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

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

Apr 12th 2019, 9:33 AM 13,121 Views 28 Comments

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
# Sacked
# Sacked

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

Apr 11th 2019, 9:18 AM 49,104 Views 239 Comments

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
# Controversy
# Controversy

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

Apr 10th 2019, 3:13 PM 36,995 Views 159 Comments

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'
# In Demand
# In Demand

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

Dec 5th 2018, 10:36 PM 12,760 Views 20 Comments

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
# Move On
# Move On

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

Sep 17th 2018, 9:32 AM 8,855 Views 15 Comments

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
# Backing
# Backing

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

Aug 28th 2018, 10:10 AM 3,920 Views 9 Comments

‘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'
# Trouble
# Trouble

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

Apr 4th 2018, 12:41 PM 49,938 Views 143 Comments

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