Israel Folau has been found guilty of a high-level breach of his contract with Rugby Australia, with a code of conduct tribunal now to decide what punishment he faces.
The finding is ominous for the three-time John Eales Medallist because only a high-level breach enables Rugby Australia to terminate his contract.
Folau’s career now teeters on the brink of ruin. The question is whether Rugby Australia will consider how this issue has polarised its fan base and indeed a large percentage of the Australian public. …
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has stated that he can’t see how Folau can play for Australia again and a number of senior players, including halfback Will Genia and five-eighth Bernard Foley, have indicated they could have difficulties playing with him again.
Rugby Australia will need to take into account the statement of leading Pasifika player Samu Kerevi, that he didn’t want anyone “terminated”. Wallabies and Queensland prop Taniela Tupou also insisted that a player’s religion had nothing to do with rugby and if the plan was to terminate Folau’s contract, then Rugby Australia might as well “sack us all” because just about all Pacific Islands players felt the same way.
I propose a Rugby match. Some brainwashed PC rugby nitwit like David Pocock can pick a team, and Israel Folau can pick a team. It would be a huge match, generating massive interest. They could call Pocock’s team the Lions, and Folau’s team the Christians.