Israel Folau will give first TV interview tonight on Sky News

Rugby player Israel Folau will give his first TV interview tonight appearing on Jones and Co on Sky News at 5pm WA time / 8pm AEST.

Folau will join hosts Alan Jones and Peta Credlin to discuss the issues of religious freedom, freedom of speech and his multi-million dollar fundraising campaign to take of Rugby Australia.

Last week Folau gave a rare radio interview when he appeared on Alan Jones Breakfast program on Sydney radio. Both Jones and Credlin have previously voiced their support for Folau’s religious freedom campaign.

Today the Australian Christian Lobby paused their fundraising campaign for Folau’s legal costs when they accumulated more than $2 million for his legal team. Initially Folau had appealed to the public for $3 million.

Legal experts have questioned why such a large amount of money is needed for his legal campaign which some experts anticipate might only cost a quarter of the amount raised.

On Friday Folau will have his first hearing with Fair Work Australia over Rugby Australia’s termination of his multi-million dollar contract. Folau has indicated his is seeking up $10 million in damages from his former employer.

OIP Staff