What started as a rugby scandal in Australia exploded into a much wider and deeper issue yesterday, particularly in England, one which threatens the ideals and values that the game professes to stand by.
We want to make it clear that he does not speak for the game with his recent social media posts.
Folau, 30, is arguably the best Wallaby and this was the second time that he had made such views public in the space of a year.
Israel Folau of the Waratahs warms up during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Sunwolves at McDonald Jones Stadium on March 29, 2019 in Newcastle, Australia.
'As the meeting was held in confidence between the player and his employers, Rugby Australia and the NSW Rugby Union will not comment on the discussions at the meeting, ' a statement read.
"Our joint position regarding Israel Folau is unchanged".
"Rugby is an inclusive sport and we do not support these views".
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With Folau and Rugby Australia (RA) headed for a bitter legal showdown, The Australian on Saturday reported two legal loopholes could force the governing body to backdown on its determination to terminate the controversial star's reported $4 million, four-year contract.
The deeply religious Israel Folau held talks with Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle on Friday, a day after she said she meant to fire him, barring mitigating circumstances, for posting on Instagram that "Hell awaits" homosexuals.
He refused to talk when approached by a TV reporter, but it's understood Folau told Raj he wanted to observe his right to challenge RA's planned sacking at a code of conduct hearing.
Rugby Australia is set to terminate Folau's contract, just months away from a World Cup at which he would have been a central figure for the Wallabies. As I say, I totally disagree with what he's said and the way he's using his platform. There just comes a point when you insult what I grew up believing in that you just say enough is enough.
"It has nothing to do with Israel, or rugby, or religion, homosexuals, or whatever".
The England global and Saracens star posted a lengthy message on his Instagram account yesterday morning, backing Folau's message from the previous day in which he claimed that "hell awaits. drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolators". "Where are we in this country on free speech?" he said.
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We are always concerned by reports such as those we are seeing from the USA , ' the ACCC spokesperson told The Age . The Rock 'n Play Sleeper is a seat that includes vibrations and an incline to help babies sleep.
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