After meeting with Rugby Australia bosses, Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has agreed “to think about” the impact of his anti-gay comments he made on social media, but did not commit to stop making them.
Rugby Australia will also take no formal action against Folau for his comments, with executive Raelene Castle telling media that the two sides had open and honest talks today.
“Israel has gone away to think about, (his social media use) because for him he is proud of what he is and what he stands for, so he wants to make sure that we are not asking him to compromise those beliefs.
“But at the same time very much we explained to him that this is challenging for us and… how can he find a way that makes sure that he is not disrespectful, but it doesn’t compromise his own personal beliefs.”
Rugby Australia has an inclusion policy to stop discrimination and homophobia in the sport.