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Israel Folau conduct hearing to continue Sunday

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Israel Folau conduct hearing to continue Sunday

Israel Folau's code of conduct hearing will continue for a second day with no decision expected before next week at the earliest, Rugby Australia said on Saturday.

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Israel Folau conduct hearing to continue Sunday

SHOWS: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (MAY 4, 2019) (AUSTRALIAN POOL - Broadcasters: NO USE AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND / PAPUA NEW GUINEA Digital: NO USE AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, PAPUA NEW GUINEA-BASED INTERNET SITES, MOBILE PLATFORMS OR SITES OF MEDIA ORGANISATIONS BASED IN THOSE COUNTRIES, NVO CLIENTS/ SMH.COM.AU/ NEWS.COM.AU) 1.

VEHICLE CONTAINING RUGBY UNION PLAYER ISRAEL FOLAU DRIVING PAST MEDIA AND DOWN RAMP 2.

RUGBY AUSTRALIA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, RAELENE CASTLE, WALKING PAST MEDIA INTO RUGBY AUSTRALIA HEADQUARTERS 3.

FOLAU BEHIND WINDOW 4.

VARIOUS OF FOLAU IN VEHICLE LEAVING RUGBY AUSTRALIA HEADQUARTERS CARPARK AND DRIVING PAST MEDIA STORY: Israel Folau's code of conduct hearing will continue for a second day with no decision expected before next week at the earliest, Rugby Australia said on Saturday (May 4).

A three-member panel convened on Saturday to decide whether Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, breached RA's code of conduct with a post on social media that said hell awaits 'drunks, homosexuals, adulterers' and others.

RA and Folau's Super Rugby team, the New South Wales Waratahs, have already publicly committed to terminating Folau's contract, which local media reports say is worth A$4 million ($2.81 million).

The 73-test fullback was served last month with a breach notice that said his social media post had 'disrespected' people on the basis of their sexuality.

Folau, RA chief executive Raelene Castle and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika all gave "oral evidence" on day one of the hearing, the governing body said in a statement.

The offending post, which has attracted 53,000 'likes' and 47,700 comments, remains on Folau's Instagram page.

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