Rugby Israel Folau: Rugby Australia denies ‘backing down’ with settlement

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Rugby Australia sacked Folau for making anti-gay comments

Rugby Australia (RA) says it “did not back down” by reaching a financial settlement with player Israel Folau after he was sacked for making homophobic comments.

The ex-Wallabies star sued RA for A$14m (£7.4m; $9.5m) after his contract was terminated in May.

Folau, a Christian, argued he was a victim of religious discrimination.

He was sacked for saying “hell awaits” gay people, after previously being warned over his social media posts.

The parties settled for an undisclosed amount, according to a joint statem

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