Date set for Folau conduct hearing
April 23, 2019 12:01 pm
Israel Folau’s future in Australian rugby may be decided within two weeks with his code of conduct hearing set next month.
The Wallabies superstar has been charged with a high-level code of conduct breach following his latest controversial social media post, and will front a three-person panel at Rugby Australia HQ in Sydney.
The following day has been reserved in case the hearing runs into a second day.
Radio NZ reports, respected Sydney barrister John West QC will chair the tribunal, with Rugby Australia representative and Rugby Union Players’ Association representative and the other panelists.
Former Solicitor-General of Australia Justin Gleeson QC will be Rugby Australia’s counsel at the hearing.
Folau faces the sack after being issued with a high-level breach notice last Monday over the posts he made on Twitter and Instagram on April 10th.
Folau was stood down by the NSW Rugby Union on April 12th.
His hearing is set for May 4th.