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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Rugby Australia

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# Irish Abroad
'The days of the heavy, slow neanderthal are gone. The game is too fast'
Brendan Whelan was part of the Wallabies’ tour of Europe last month.
# Talent exodus
Australia to review 'Giteau's Law' following heavy defeat to All Blacks
‘We have to look at the eligibility piece to make sure we have the best players available.’
# Hitting back
Rugby Australia slam Erasmus' 'unacceptable' attack on referee Berry
The Aussie union’s CEO says public attacks like this can’t be tolerated.
# rwc 2027
Australia launches 2027 Rugby World Cup bid as part of 'green and gold decade'
Australia is the front-runner for the 2027 tournament ahead of Russia.
# mane attraction
Australia offers to host Lions' South Africa tour
Rugby Australia chief executive Andy Marinos said it was in a position to offer a ‘safe haven’.
# Wallabies
Hooper backed to continue as Australia captain despite speculation
Rugby Australia on the back foot as Qantas announce decision to end 30-year sponsorship of the Wallabies.
# Rules
Boost for Rennie's Wallabies with tweak to policy on overseas-based players
Rugby Australia will allow the head coach to pick two players who don’t fulfil the ‘Giteau Law’ requirements.
# warning
World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’
Executive bid director Phil Kearns feels the nation is in dire need of a chance to stage the global contest in 2027.
# Tough Times
Rugby Australia makes salary cuts and stands down 75% of workforce
Meanwhile, Scottish Rugby has accounted pay deferrals for some of its biggest earners.
# Dispute
Folau's unfair dismissal case against Rugby Australia set for February trial
A Federal Circuit Court judge encouraged both parties to settle the dispute out of court.
# Down South
Fiji and Japan could join expanded Rugby Championship
Governing body SANZAAR has been working on new models for the southern hemisphere competition.
# Australia
'I'm fighting for what's right': Folau makes funding appeal for legal costs
The sacked rugby player is hoping to raise $3 million to aid his legal battle against Rugby Australia.
# time served
Wallaby hooker Latu given four-game ban for drink-driving
The Waratahs suspended the 26-year-old for two games after the incident, so the fourth match of his punishment will be played this weekend.
# response
Rugby Australia slams Folau 'media campaign' after leaked letter
The governing body say they have acted with ‘professionalism and integrity at all times’.
# Divided Loyalties
Folau's younger brother released from Waratahs contract
The elder Folau is today launching Aus$10 million legal action against Rugby Australia.
# Speaking out
'It is a clear message that there are consequences for expressing those beliefs' - Owens backs Folau sacking
Rugby Australia have terminated the full-back’s contract over his homophobic comments on social media.
# Rugby Australia
Tribunal rules that Folau anti-gay posts were a 'high-level' code of conduct breach
No sanction has yet been decided, though it is possible that the rugby star’s contact termination could stand.
# Controversial
Cheika gives evidence at Folau 'anti-gay' hearing
The 30-year-old was informed last month of plans to terminate his multi-year, multi-million-dollar deal after he posted on social media that ‘hell awaits’ homosexuals.
# Hearing
Israel Folau's code of conduct hearing before Rugby Australia has been set for next week
The 30-year-old’s hearing will take place behind closed doors in Sydney by a three-member panel.
# Unacceptable
Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby Union 'consider next steps' after Folau meeting
The Wallabies fullback is set to have his contract terminated over an ‘unacceptable’ Instagram post.
# Sacked
Rugby Australia to sack Israel Folau for 'disrespectful' social media posts
The Wallabies fullback has drawn widespread condemnation for his Instagram and Twitter posts.
# Controversy
Rugby Australia investigating after Folau's 'unacceptable' social media posts
The Wallabies fullback has drawn criticism again.
# In Demand
'Rugby Australia should be mortgaging the bank and the house to get David Nucifora back'
Former Wallabies hooker Brendan Cannon believes the IRFU’s High Performance Director should be snapped up by Australia.
# Move On
'It's not something you want to see': No further action over Tui fan incident
The Wallabies flanker was involved in an altercation with a supporter following the defeat to Argentina on Saturday.
# backing
Under-pressure Michael Cheika's job is safe despite poor run, say Rugby Australia
‘I don’t think it’s about changing what we’ve got. It’s about what else can we bring.’
# Trouble
Israel Folau in trouble again as he says 'God's plan' for gay people is to go to 'hell'
Rugby Australia has distanced itself from homophobic comments made by the player on social media.