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Israel Folau guilty of 'high-level breach' of Rugby Australia's code of conduct

A high-level breach is the only level that allows termination of a contract

2019-05-07

Words: Steve Brown

Israel Folau has been found guilty of a ‘high-level breach’ of Rugby Australia’s code of conduct.

The Wallabies star is one of the highest paid rugby players in Australia but the devout Christian was suspended by Rugby Australia for his numerous anti-LGBTQ posts on Instagram.

His most recent post said that all gay people will go to Hell and is one of many on his social media page.

But now, the rugby star faced a code of conduct hearing with Rugby Australia and was found guilty of a ‘high level breach’.

In a statement, Rugby Australia said: “The panel has today provided a judgement that Israel Folau committed a high-level breach of the Professional Players’ Code of Conduct with his social media posts on April 10, 2019.

“The panel will now take further written submissions from the parties to consider the matter of sanction.

“A further update with be provided after the panel delivers its decision on sanction.”

Although the sanction has yet to be handed down, a high-level breach is the only level that allows termination of a contract.