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No Folau appeal lodged against contract termination - Rugby Australia

No Folau appeal lodged against contract termination - Rugby Australia
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - England v Australia - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - November 24, 2018 Australia's Israel Folau runs in to score their first try REUTERS/Toby Melville -
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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)

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