Wallabies star shuts down Alan Jones

Wallabies star shuts down Alan Jones

Wallabies star shuts down Alan Jones

Under-fire rugby star Israel Folau was reportedly given a chance to save his career by Rugby Australia after his latest controversial and religious social media post. However, since signing Folau to a lucrative $4 million deal, it has been revealed no specific clauses were inserted into his contract about his activity on social media.

'At its core, this is an issue of the responsibilities an employee owes to their employer and the commitments they make to their employer to abide by their employer's policies and procedures and adhere to their employer's values, ' said Rugby Australia chief executive, Raelene Castle on 15 April. It prompts you to wonder what kind of society we're living in, ' Jones said.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has said Folau is unlikely to be selected for Australia again.

Following the code of conduct hearing that found Folau guilty of a high-level breach, a three-person panel is set to determine his official punishment.

Folau's Wallabies teammate Quade Cooper - himself frozen out a year ago by Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn - was asked earlier on Tuesday if he could see any way back for the stood-down star.

Folau's playing fate rests in the hands of John West QC, Rugby Australia representative Kate Eastman SC and the RUPA-appointed John Boultbee.

Former Wallabies Captain Nick Farr-Jones has also spoken in Folau's defence, saying Folau "doesn't believe he's done anything wrong". To have his contract torn up Folau needs to have committed a high-level breach - and the tribunal now needs to decide whether the appropriate penalty is a fine, a suspension or dismissal.

Do you think Israel Folau should be banned for making such comments?

"He believes that he's put those posts out in love to people hoping that they'll listen as a warning to the sinner, of the consequences of sin".

"I would hate to think Izzy is a liar because we know what happens to them".

Speaking from Johannesburg before the Waratahs' crunch Saturday night Super Rugby clash with the Lions, Gibson was asked if he was resigned to losing Folau for good. "Man was made for woman to pro create that was the goal no?"

Kefu told the ABC he'd want to have Folau in the team.

Sportswear brand Asics dropped Folau's contract over the issue, CNN said in a separate story.

"ASICS is dedicated to sport and its healthy contribution to society", the brand wrote on Facebook. "We believe sport is for everyone and we champion inclusivity and diversity", it said in a statement.

While there was nothing concrete about his social media activity in his newest multimillion-dollar deal, she and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said Folau had been told in no uncertain terms a year ago he was not to post inflammatory material about gay people online, though Folau reportedly disputes that.

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