Folau and Rugby Australia in mediation
December 2, 2019 5:52 pm
Israel Folau wants "the truth" to be upheld in his mediation with Rugby Australia, but his former employers insist they did the right thing sacking him.[Source: TVNZ]
Israel Folau wants “the truth” to be upheld in his mediation with Rugby Australia, but his former employers insist they did the right thing sacking him.
The sacked Wallaby and his netballer wife Maria Folau went to the Federal Court in Melbourne today for a mediation meeting over his $14 million compensation claim against Rugby Australia.
Folau claims he was wrongfully dismissed by Rugby Australia and Rugby NSW after a controversial Instagram post in April condemning “drunks” and “homosexuals” and warning “hell awaits” them.
But Rugby Australia boss Ralene Castle said outside court that Folau admitted he had caused harm with his comments and stated he would not curb his social media use and will post whatever he likes whenever he feels the need to share his views.
The former rugby league and AFL player last week increased his compensation claim from $10 million to $14 million and said the Wallabies would have done better in the 2019 Rugby World Cup if he was playing.