In Summary
  • Folau is reportedly seeking Aus$10 million, including for lost sponsorship and marketing opportunities.
  • The case is due to go to mediation in December.


Former Wallabies star Israel Folau offered a public apology over his anti-gay social media posts and agreed to allow Rugby Australia to review future posts before uploading them, court documents show.

The devoutly Christian fullback was fired in May for posting on Instagram that "hell awaits" gay people and others he considers sinners.

Folau, 30, is pursuing legal action against Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby, claiming he was unlawfully dismissed under legislation that disallows sackings because of a person's religion.

The Super Rugby record try-scorer had been on a Aus$1 million-a-year (US$690,000, Sh70 million), four-year deal.

In court documents made public Thursday, Folau's lawyers said he offered a series of concessions to Rugby Australia for what they called a "low-level" breach of the governing body's code of conduct.

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