Israel Folau requests code of conduct hearing after Ruby Australia terminate his contract for homophobic comments


Israel Folau requests code of conduct hearing after Ruby Australia terminate his contract for homophobic comments

Israel Folau has requested a code of conduct hearing after his contract was terminated by Rugby Australia over his homophobic social media posts.

The union’s integrity department ruled Folau had committed a ‘high-level breach of the Professional Players’ Code of Conduct’ and he was given 48 hours to accept the breach of contract or refer it to a hearing.

Folau has had his contract terminated by Rugby Australia

The 30-year-old, who is a devout Christian, said on his Instagram account last week that ‘hell awaits’ for ‘drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolators.’

RA said Folau’s request for a code of conduct hearing was ,not an unexpected outcome,’

Chief executive Raelene Castle said: “Israel has responded formally today to request a code of conduct hearing which, under the circumstances, was not an unexpected outcome. We will now work to confirm a date for the hearing as soon as possible.