Israel Folau's contract set to be terminated by Rugby Australia


Israel Folau's contract is set to be terminated by Rugby Australia.

After a past of making controversial, homophobic comments, his latest being yesterday calling on "drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters" to repent for their sins or else "hell awaits" them.

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle confirmed the move, saying that unless the organisation receive "compelling mitigating factors", they plan to sack Folau, having received no response from the Waratahs star after he posted anti-gay comments on social media last night.

Major Wallabies sponsor Qantas, who threatened to pull its sponsorship last year following a series of provocative posts from Folau, hit out over the post, calling it "really disappointing" and Rugby Australia confirmed they intend to terminate his contract.

The 30-year-old had only last year signed a four-year-deal, which had him labelled as rugby's highest paid player.