Folau fights for career
Wallabies star Israel Folau fought to save his career on Friday as he met with Australian rugby chiefs over a homophobia row that left him facing the sack just months before the World Cup.
The deeply religious 30-year-old held talks with Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle, a day after she said she intends to fire him, barring mitigating circumstances, for saying on Instagram that “Hell awaits” homosexuals.
But the meeting with the NSW Waratahs fullback, who was embroiled in a similar controversy last year, did nothing to alter the governing body’s stance.
Sydney’s Daily Telegraph said Folau was told his contract would be terminated but he is entitled to go through a code of conduct hearing first, a route he will take in a bid to keep playing. – AFP