Wallabies coach Michael Cheika stands by Israel Folau after online posts about homosexuality

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika stands by Israel Folau after online posts about homosexuality

Posted May 17, 2018 09:02:47 Photo: Israel Folau has made a number of online posts condemning homosexuality. (AP: Niall Carson) Related Story: Folau tweets video warning against tolerating same-sex marriage Related Story: Folau stands by ‘gays go to hell’ comment and says he’s ready to walk away from rugby Wallabies …

Wallabies star Israel Folau tweets anti-gay sermon warning against tolerating same-sex marriage

Wallabies star Israel Folau tweets anti-gay sermon warning against tolerating same-sex marriage

Updated May 09, 2018 09:42:54 Photo: Israel Folau has previously met with Rugby Australia officials over the airing of his religious views on same-sex marriage. (AP: Niall Carson) Wallabies and Waratahs star Israel Folau has courted controversy yet again on social media, tweeting a link to a sermon warning against …

As Israel Folau defends anti-gay comments, is an end to his rugby career the most likely outcome?

As Israel Folau defends anti-gay comments, is an end to his rugby career the most likely outcome?

By Steve Wilson Updated April 19, 2018 17:33:35 Photo: Israel Folau has stated that his faith is of far greater importance to him than his football career. (AAP: Paul Miller) Could the Wallabies line up for their opening World Cup match next year unable to call on arguably their most …

Israel Folau has failed as a role model with his Instagram comments on gay people

Israel Folau has failed as a role model with his Instagram comments on gay people

By Katharine Gelber Posted April 18, 2018 13:02:09 Photo: Folau has failed to appreciate the special responsibilities he carries as a role model for young people everywhere. (AAP: David Moir) Much has been made of Wallabies star Israel Folau’s comment last week on Instagram that gay people needed to “repent …

Israel Folau is prepared to ‘walk away’ from rugby union over beliefs

Israel Folau is prepared to ‘walk away’ from rugby union over beliefs

Posted April 17, 2018 08:24:32 Photo: Folau broke ranks with the Wallabies during last year’s same-sex marriage debate. (AAP: David Moir) Wallabies star Israel Folau has said he is prepared to walk away from rugby if his situation becomes untenable due to his Christian beliefs. Folau was heavily criticised for …

Albury priest says Israel Folau comments will create LGBT ‘refugees’

Albury priest says Israel Folau comments will create LGBT ‘refugees’

Posted April 12, 2018 13:22:18 Photo: Israel Folau (centre) was chastised for saying gay people would burn in hell, but not disciplined by Rugby Australia. (AAP: David Moir) Related Story: Folau a ‘strong role model’ despite saying gay people go to hell, rugby boss says An Instagram comment made by …

Israel Folau a ‘strong role model’ despite saying gay people go to hell, Rugby boss Raelene Castle says

Israel Folau a ‘strong role model’ despite saying gay people go to hell, Rugby boss Raelene Castle says

Updated April 10, 2018 14:07:52 Photo: Israel Folau’s social media post landed him in hot water. (AAP: Dave Hunt) Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle has described besieged Wallabies star Israel Folau as a “strong role model” despite his social media post saying that gay people were going to hell. …