Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments

Wallabies star Israel Folau was on May 17, 2019 sacked for an anti-gay statement on social media.


AUSTRALIA - Wallabies star Israel Folau was sacked on Friday for making an anti-gay statement on social media, signalling an end to his glittering career in Australia.

READ: Folau found guilty of 'high level' breach of code of conduct

The deeply religious fullback was found guilty of a "high-level" breach of rugby's code of conduct last week, with a three-person tribunal deciding it warranted the termination of his lucrative four-year contract.

Folau has 72 hours to appeal.