Rugby Australia to terminate Israel Folau’s contract

Rugby Australia and New South Wales are to terminate Israel Folau’s contract over his anti-gay social media posts. The Wallabies star was warned last year, but avoided any disciplinary action, for making homophobic comments on Instagram. In a statement, Rugby Australia said: ‘As a code we have made it clear to Israel formally and repeatedly […]

West Indies bowler Gabriel banned for four matches

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for four one-day international matches. Gabriel, 30, was accused of making an alleged homophobic slur during his team’s Test match defeat by England. He accepted an International Cricket Council charge over comments he made to Joe Root during the third Test in St Lucia. Television footage […]