MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Israel Folau had not appealed the termination of his contract over a social media post before Monday’s deadline so his sacking will now go ahead, Rugby Australia said in a statement.
The Wallabies fullback was sacked on Friday for a “high level” breach of RA’s code of conduct after posting on social media that hell awaits “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers” and others.
RA gave Folau 72 hours to appeal the decision but said the player had now effectively waived his right to another hearing.
“As Folau has not notified the panel of his intention to appeal, the Code of Conduct process has now formally concluded,” the RA statement said.
“With the Code of Conduct matter complete, Folau’s employment contract will be terminated.”
(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)