Fo­lau fights for ca­reer

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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

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