Wallabies legend George Gregan wants Israel Folau to stop preaching and let his rugby do the talking as Australia agonises over how to deal with the divisive superstar.
The fullbacks provocative religious views opposing homosexuality and same-sex marriage are proving to be a real problem with a lot of negotive reports hitting the media.
And former Wallabies skipper Gregan wants Folau to shut up.
“As soon as you bring it on the social media platform, it becomes a huge, huge point of discussion about the game, not necessarily for the right reasons and not representative of the people in the game of rugby,” Gregan said.
“That’s my concern with this. Let’s talk football. These beliefs that you talk about, keep them to yourself. I don’t see there’s a need to be putting it on a huge social platform because it takes away from what he is; a great rugby player.”