Folau hits back at Rugby Australia
05:30 Tue Apr 17, 2018
Taken from/By: stuff.co.nz
Report by: Eroni Tuinuku/TV NZ
Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has revealed he offered to walk away from his Rugby Australia contract in the wake of his controversial comments on homosexuality and that tension remains with the game’s administration over the issue.
The Wallabies fullback wrote a lengthy piece on sports website Players Voice last night, addressing the fallout from his Instagram message and reiterating his deep religious convictions.
Folau said that in a meeting last week with Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle and Waratahs CEO Andrew Hore, he gave his bosses the option to sack him.
Folau, who is off contract at the end of this season, rubbished claims that the inflammatory social media comments were designed to ensure he got a release from Australia Rugby Union so he could move back to rugby league.
Folau’s original message on Instagram, which was deleted soon after, said that God’s plan for gay people was “HELL”.
Meanwhile, in this week’s clash, the Blues will host the Highlanders on Friday, Waratahs to battle the Lions in Sydney and on Saturday Crusaders takes on Sunwolves, Reds to face the Chiefs, Bulls to take on the Rebels and Sharks to battle the Stormers.
On Sunday afternoon the Brumbies takes the Jaguares.
You can watch the super rugby games live on FBC TV.
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