Referee Nigel Owens says shunned fullback Israel Folau only has himself to blame for the termination of his contract by Rugby Australia.
Rugby Australia’s decision to tear up Israel Folau’s contract has been upheld after he was found guilty of a high-level breach of the players’ code of conduct.
Israel Folau has been left ‘deeply saddened’ by Rugby Australia’s decision to terminate his contract, the Wallabies star said in a statement on Friday.
In confirming the termination of Israel Folau’s contract, Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle reiterated that the Wallabies star had ‘left us with no choice’.
Israel Folau’s contract with Rugby Australia is expected to be terminated after all three members of an independent panel reportedly agreed that his controversial use of social media warranted that decision.
Former Wallabies coach Alan Jones has blasted Rugby Australia’s stance against Israel Folau.
Israel Folau’s landmark code of conduct hearing finally concluded on Tuesday, with a decision only expected in the coming days.
Israel Folau’s landmark code of conduct hearing will reconvene on Tuesday, as no resolution could be reached following a two-day inquest in Sydney this weekend.
Rugby Australia has confirmed that Israel Folau’s code of conduct hearing will continue on Sunday after no verdict was reached following an eight-hour deliberation on Saturday.
A code of conduct hearing to determine the future of Wallabies fullback Israel Folau will be held on 4 May.