Israel Folau has officially been given a code of conduct breach notice by Rugby Australia.
Israel Folau has officially been given a code of conduct breach notice by Rugby Australia.

Update: Defiant Folau shown the door

Rugby Australia has officially issued Israel Folau a breach notice and the Wallabies star faces termination of his contract over his social media activity on April 10.

Folau has 48 hours to respond to accept the sanction or have the matter referred to a Code of Conduct hearing.

"At its core, this is an issue of the responsibilities an employee owes to their employer and the commitments they make to their employer to abide by their employer's policies and procedures and adhere to their employer's values," Rugby Australia said in a statement.

"Following the events of last year, Israel was warned formally and repeatedly about the expectations of him as player for the Wallabies and NSW Waratahs with regards to social media use and he has failed to meet those obligations. It was made clear to him that any social media posts or commentary that is in any way disrespectful to people because of their sexuality will result in disciplinary action.

"All professional Rugby players in Australia are bound by the Code of Conduct and there is a process in place for any disciplinary matter. We appreciate that this particular matter will attract significant interest, but due process must be followed."

News Corp Australia

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