Long-time teammate Bernard Foley says Israel Folau has hurt the NSW Waratahs with his controversial Instagram post but isn't a bad guy.
The panel for Israel Folau's code of conduct hearing has been confirmed, with John West QC the chair.
Israel Folau has responded to Rugby Australia's breach notice and has requested the matter be referred to a code of conduct hearing.
Leading Test rugby referee Nigel Owens has described Israel Folau's religious views as narrow minded and potentially "very, very hurtful" to a lot of people.
Veteran halfback Nick Phipps has praised rugby bosses for acting quickly over the Israel Folau furore, admitting its been a distraction for the NSW Waratahs at a crucial time.
Former Wallabies and Queensland Reds captain James Horwill has announced his retirement after more than a decade of professional rugby.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says Israel Folau's "disrespectful" comments would currently make it impossible to pick the superstar for Australia at this year's Rugby World Cup.
Israel Folau says he will miss rugby but is prepared to walk away from the sport without a fight for the sake of his faith.
Israel Folau and Rugby Australia are headed for a bitter showdown with the embattled Wallabies superstar pledging to tackle the governing body head on in a desperate bid to save his career.
Israel Folau has seemingly played his final Test in a Wallabies jersey. So who could replace him at fullback come Rugby World Cup time? We analyse the five chief contenders.
Rugby Australia intends to terminate Israel Folau's contract following his social media comments on Wednesday.
All four Australian Super Rugby head coaches have been locked in for next year, with Brad Thorn agreeing to a one-season extension at the Queensland Reds.
They were deemed surplus to requirements four years ago, but Nic White and Will Skelton have very much been a part of the Wallabies' World Cup discussions this time around, despite the fact they're both based in England.
Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie has signed a contract extension with the Scottish club, closing off the option to become the next Australia head coach.
Rugby Australia is working on other options if the mooted world league doesn't go ahead, with a more meaningful Rugby Championship on the SANZAAR agenda.
NSW have won back-to-back Super W crowns with a thrilling 8-5 victory over arch-rivals Queensland in the 2019 title decider in Sydney.
Lloyd McDermott, one of the first indigenous Australians to play for the Wallabies, has died aged 79.
England coach Eddie Jones has ruled himself out of replacing Australia boss Michael Cheika after the Rugby World Cup
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika admits he may have lost a friend but he had to shrug off the emotion of sacking Stephen Larkham for the good of the team.
It may not quite be a dirty word like "rotation" was during Mickey Arthur's stint as Australia cricket coach, but Rugby World Cup-aiding "rest weeks" are fast becoming a key factor in this year's Super Rugby competition.
"If you get two people who always agree, you've got one too many, haven't you? That's the thought process Scott Johnson will take into Wallabies selection meetings as he begins his new role as Australia's Director of Rugby.
The biggest year of his coaching career is still to play out, but Michael Cheika's pending replacement at Australia's helm is as much a talking point as the Wallabies' Rugby World Cup fortunes themselves.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is using schoolboy rugby talents as guinea pigs to refine his re-jigged Rugby World Cup blueprint.
The rebranded Global Rapid Rugby has lived up to its promise of frenetic action, with Western Force defeating the World XV 26-16 in a pulsating opening match of the showcase series at HBF Park.
SANZAAR have announced they will officially drop the Sunwolves from Super Rugby from 2021 in a statement on Friday.
- AUS4thTRIES SCORED 1st New Zealand : 33 Tries ScoredNZL1st1633
- AUS4thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st New Zealand : 93 Points DifferenceNZL1st-5293