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Rugby Australia will sack Israel Folau over 'disrespectful' anti-gay posts

SBS Thursday, 11 April 2019
Rugby Australia is intending to terminate Israel Folau's contract.
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Israel Folau's latest anti-LGBT social media messages bring rugby into disrepute, according to former Australia player Jeremy Paul.

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