International Australian Wallaby and Waratahs fullback
sensation Israel Folau has today been served with a breach notice over his posts on social media platforms on April 10.
The Rugby Australia deemed that Folau had committed a high-level breach of the Professional Players’ Code of Conduct warranting termination of his Multimillion dollar employment contract.
He now has 48 hours to accept or have the matter heard by the Code of Conduct hearing
“Following the events of last year, Israel was warned formally and repeatedly about the expectations of him as player for the Wallabies and NSW Waratahs with regards to social media use and he has failed to meet those obligations.
“It was made clear to him that any social media posts or commentary that is in any way disrespectful to people because of their sexuality will result in disciplinary action.
“All professional Rugby players in Australia are bound by the Code of Conduct and there is a process in place for any disciplinary matter. We appreciate that this particular matter will attract significant interest, but due process must be followed.”