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Rugby star Israel Folau declares his opposition to marriage equality

Rugby star Israel Folau declares his opposition to marriage equality

Australian Rugby League may have declared their support for marriage equality, same-sex couples and rainbow families, but one of the game’s biggest stars has declared his opposition. The Wallabies superstar player Israel Folau has declared he’s not in favour of same-sex couples being allowed to wed. “I love and respect all people for who they […]

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British RFL player Keegan Hirst comes out as gay

British RFL player Keegan Hirst comes out as gay

British rugby league player Keegan Hirst is “overwhelmed” by public support after revealing he is gay in an interview with the Sunday Mirror. The 27-year-old is the first in his league to openly discuss his sexual orientation. Hirst says the support he has received from fans and teammates has been humbling. “At first I couldn’t […]

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NRL show support for Australian marriage equality

NRL show support for Australian marriage equality

The National Rugby League are the next Australian organisation to raise their voices in support for marriage equality. Over 350 major businesses and groups across the country have officially endorsed the move towards equality in Australia. “One of the NRL’s core values is inclusiveness and we have put in place practices and policies to support […]

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Rugby Player Fined for Using a Homophobic Slur

Rugby Player Fined for Using a Homophobic Slur

Waratahs player Jasques Potgieter has been fined $20,000 for using an anti-gay slur in a match against the ACT Brumbies on Sunday. Brumbies flanker David Pocock alerted the referee in the game’s 67th minute, telling the referee “I’ve just watched homophobic slurs.” “We won’t tolerate it.” a teammate said. An internal investigation was made into […]

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