Rugby Israel Folau: Sacking by Rugby Australia is ‘unreasonable restraint of trade’

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Rugby Israel Folau

Israel Folau was sacked by Rugby Australia in April

Israel Folau claims Rugby Australia’s termination of his contract over a social media post is an “unreasonable restraint of trade”.

The former Wallabies full-back, 30, is suing the governing body after being sacked in April for writing “hell awaits” gay people.

RA said Folau committed a “high-level” breach of its players’ code of conduct.

Folau is seeking £5.6m (AU $10m) in compensation, an apology and a return to the national side.

A 26-page statement of claimhas been filed this week by Folau’s legal team to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in which he denies breaching his £3.15m (AU $5.7m) contract.

“Mr Folau can no longer play

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