Israel Folau’s rugby career is all but over with his contract officially terminated on Friday over a string of controversial social media posts.
A three-person independent panel of John West QC, Kate Eastman and John Boultbee deemed last week that Folau was guilty of a high-level Code of Conduct breach and on Friday it was confirmed that his four-year, multi-million dollar contract would be torn up.
However, it is unlikely to be the end of the matter, as according to Australia’s Daily Telegraph he will skip the option of a second code of conduct hearing.
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Instead, the 30-year-old will head straight to court to take legal action, claiming he has been unfairly dismissed due to his religious beliefs.
Folau is understood to have already rejected a $1million settlement from Rugby Australia, and he is now understood to be determined to fight his case in court.