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Rugby Australia and New South Wales to terminate Folau's contract

Rugby Australia and New South Wales are to terminate Israel Folau's contract Credit: PA

Rugby Australia and New South Wales are to terminate Israel Folau's contract over discriminatory social media posts, the union has announced in a statement.

The Wallabies star was warned last year, but avoided any disciplinary action, for making homophobic comments on his social media channels.

The statement read: "As a code we have made it clear to Israel formally and repeatedly that any social media posts or commentary that is in any way disrespectful to people because of their sexuality will result in disciplinary action. In the absence of compelling mitigating factors, it is our intention to terminate his contract."

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