Israel Folau, Rugby Australia reach settlement

Rugby Dec 4, 2019

Israel Folau, Rugby Australia reach settlement

Rugby Australia and Israel Folau reached a settlement Wednesday that will end the former Wallaby's multi-million dollar lawsuit over his dismissal for anti-gay comments. Rugby Australia apologized for "any hurt or harm" caused to Folau as part of a joint statement confirming the confidential agreement ...

Rugby Aug 12, 2019

Israel Folau's social media accounts vanish ahead of court hearing

Fallen rugby star Israel Folau's social media accounts, which he used to promote the homophobic comments that got him sacked, disappeared Monday on the eve of a court hearing into his dismissal. The former Wallaby launched legal action against Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs ...

Israel Folau issue ignites free-speech debate

Rugby Apr 23, 2019

Israel Folau issue ignites free-speech debate

Australian sport has been taking a hard line against racism, homophobia and gender inequality, but plans to fire Israel Folau over his religious views have some bemoaning "political correctness" gone too far. The devoutly Christian player, one of rugby union's highest profile stars, has been ...

Rugby Apr 25, 2018

Rugby Australia looking to deepen ties with Japan

by Rich Freeman

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle said Tuesday night she was looking to strengthen links with Japan not just for Rugby World Cup 2019 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but well beyond. Speaking at an event organized by the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce ...