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Tennis great Court leaps to Folau's defence

News24
18 Apr 2019, 16:12 GMT+10

Sydney - Tennis great

He has vowed to stand by "what the Bible says", saying "I share it with love."

Rugby Australia has moved to sack Folau on the grounds his post was a code of conduct breach by failing to adhere to the sport's policies and values of inclusiveness.

A tribunal is due to decide his fate at a date to be confirmed.

Folau, Australia's most marketable player until the row exploded, has been suspended by the NSW Rugby Union until further notice.

Court, whose own comments sparked calls for her name to be removed from a show court at Melbourne Park, which hosts the Australian Open Grand Slam, said she sent Folau one of her books last year when he was initially criticised for his anti-gay views.

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