Published: Fri, May 10, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Wallabies star Israel Folau guilty of contract breach

Wallabies star Israel Folau guilty of contract breach

Joyce's comments come just a day after Folau's lucrative sponsorship deal with Asics was torn up, with Asics saying his transphobic and homophobic beliefs do not align with the sports brand.

"ASICS is dedicated to sport and its healthy contribution to society", a company statement read.

Coach Daryl Gibson admits "there's still a lot of love and care" for Israel Folau within the NSW Waratahs ranks as the Wallabies superstar fights desperately to save his career.

Folau's Instagram post last month - which has not been deleted - listed a "warning" to "drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolaters", and then noted underneath the list, "Hell awaits you".

It added: "As such, our partnership with Israel has become untenable and he will no longer represent Asics as a brand ambassador".

The 30-year-old, who on Wednesday was dropped by sponsor ASICS, is expected to have his four-year, $4 million contract terminated when the three-person panel announces Folau's punishment in the coming days.

Folau's contract was terminated on April 15 and he was given 48 hours to accept his firing or face a code of conduct hearing.

Folau's playing fate rests in the hands of John West QC, Rugby Australia representative Kate Eastman SC and the RUPA-appointed John Boultbee.

Nokia 4.2 with Google Assistant button launched in India: Price, specifications
Connectivity options include G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio, NFC, Google Assistant button and micro USB port. There is also an offer of one-time screen replacement offer for a six-month period worth INR 3,500 offered by Servify.

Former Wallabies coach Alan Jones has blown up in a furious on-air tirade after Israel Folau was found guilty of a "high level" breach of his contract last night before the rugby star sent the broadcaster a message, breaking his silence on the verdict.

The athlete, who plays for both the Wallabies and the New South Wales Waratahs, was judged to have committed a "high-level breach" of Rugby Australia's code of conduct at a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday (May 7).

Israel Folau reportedly refused to show remorse or delete his social media posts at his code of conduct hearing. A further update with be provided after the panel delivers its decision on sanction'.

Folau's parents are Tongan, but Kefu acknowledges World Rugby rules mean he would be unable to play on the global stage for three years.

"Israel Folau qualifies in that arena and we think we can better surround him with a team and support mechanism that can help not fall into these kind of situations that have occurred recently".

'He said, "Alan, I'm at peace, mate". "My head is held high".

In addition to his rugby union career, Folau has also played professional rugby league and Australian rules football.

Like this: