Israel Folau Found Guilty Of “High-Level Breach” By Rugby Australia
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Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has been found guilty of a high-level breach of Rugby Australia’s code of conduct following a hearing that took three days.
No sanction has been handed down yet, but the high-level breach is the only level that allows termination of Folau’s four-year, $4 million contract.
A statement from Rugby Australia stated the three-person panel handed down their judgment following the proceedings.
“The panel has today provided a judgment 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 statement read.
“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.”
Folau and Rugby Australia will have 72 hours following any decision to decide on an appeal.