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Israel Folau no longer being considered by Illawarra Dragons

Israel Folau no longer being considered by Illawarra Dragons

Former Wallaby Israel Folau is no longer being considered for a return to the Australian professional rugby scene by the St George Illawarra Dragons. It was revealed earlier this week that the New South Wales had formally approached the NRL over their intentions to recruit Folau, despite his sacking by Rugby Australia in 2019 over […]

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Pride in Sport respond to reports Israel Folau could play for NRL

Pride in Sport respond to reports Israel Folau could play for NRL

Australia’s leading sports inclusion program Pride in Sport has responded to the news that a New South Wales team is eyeing Israel Folau for the National Rugby League. The Illawarra Dragons have reportedly formally approached the NRL to consider their application to recruit the former Wallaby, who was sacked for posting anti-LGBTQIA+ views to his […]

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Rugby club founder and HIV advocate among Australia Day honourees

Rugby club founder and HIV advocate among Australia Day honourees

Andrew Purchas (pictured, third from left), the founder of Sydney’s gay rugby club¬†The Convicts, is among those named in today’s Australia Day honours. Purchas was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the general division. The award recognises his service to rugby union and the social inclusion of LGBTI people.¬†Purchas told the ABC that […]

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Major Sporting Bodies Uniting Against Homophobia

Major Sporting Bodies Uniting Against Homophobia

Representatives from Australia’s major sporting bodies, including the Australian Rugby Union, National Rugby League, Australian Football League, Football Federation of Australia and National Football League are reportedly meeting up to commit to a new charter that intends to eradicate homophobia across the sporting world. The agreement will include anti-homophobia and inclusion policies to be put […]

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