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'About as much chance of Australia beating the All Blacks by 50 points' - Israel Folau hasn't got a leg to stand on in contract dispute, says barrister

Wallabies star Israel Folau may not have a leg to stand on in his current stoush with Australian Rugby, having brought the game into disrepute with his latest social media posts.

Australian Rugby have publicly declared their intent to sack Folau over his latest anti-gay posts on social media.

It's understood Folau has told his manager he wants to challenge that decision at a code of conduct hearing.

However, barrister Chris Patterson says that Folau's given his employers little choice but to terminate his contract, having alienated sponsors by saying that eight groups of people - including homosexuals - are going to hell.

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    The rugby star has been laying low as backlash has grown over his Instagram post. Source: 1 NEWS

    "His contract is likely to have a clause in it, that prohibits him from bringing the sport into disrepute," Mr Patterson told 1 NEWS.

    "The wording of that clause will probably be the key part of saying has there been a breach.

    As for Folau's chances of emerging from this latest scandal with his job intact?

    "Probably about as much chance of Australia beating the All Blacks in the World Cup by more than 50 points."

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      It’s understand the star player will challenge a decision to cancel his contract over a homophobic post he made online. Source: 1 NEWS