The Australian rugby union authorities have ended Israel Folau’s contract over a social media post in which he said “hell awaits” gay people.
He has 48 hours to accept his sacking, or face a code of conduct hearing.
Rugby Australia said the 30-year-old “had committed a high-level breach of the Professional Players’ Code of Conduct warranting termination of his employment contract”.
He has won 73 caps and was expected to play at this year’s World Cup in Japan. Read more