Wallaby star Israel Folau face rugby Australia code of conduct hearing this weekend.
Rugby Australia faces a potential player Polynesian rebellion after one of the most exciting prospects in the Wallaby claimed all the inhabitants of the Pacific islands "could also simply be dismissed" because of their religious beliefs.
The explosive development of the days of Israel's attempts Folau, to save his multimillion car & # 39; a career in the code of conduct hearing of RA, red and Wallabies hookers Taniel tapas took to Facebook, to express their support for the fire superstar.
"Sur & # 39; ozna ?????????? It can also fire me and all the other players in the Pacific Islands Rugby around the world, because we have the same Christian beliefs ??????, »Tupou posted late on Tuesday.
"I will never apologize for their faith and what I believe religion has nothing to do with rugby anyway ???????? #TYJ »
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Tupou, also known as "the Tongan Thor", attached a link to previous post from fellow Wallabies teammate and captain of the Red Kerevi Sam, who was forced to apologize for the fact that Instagram Easter thanked "Jesus died on the cross for me. I love you Jesus # ""
"I appreciate the kind words from everyone," replied Kerevi.
"But to be clear, I do not apologize for their faith in Jesus Christ, my savior.
"God will always be first in my life and many other professional rugby players.
"Today I felt things were taken out of context, in relation to certain articles.
"I do not feel obliged to apologize to the people because of the situation going on now with my brother."
Sensational "fire me or back Folau» Ultimatum Tupou sure to turn the heat on rugby in Australia, who last month published Folau breach of contract notice after the last round of conflicting reports.
Three-time medalist John Eales was previously warned about his Armenian social behavior of the media and the governing body after announcing his intention to terminate his contract.
Folau was stood down the NSW Waratahs after placement of the Bible Reading last month claiming that hell awaits' n & # 39; Janice, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, adulterers, thieves, atheists and idolaters, "if they do not repent and turn to Jesus Christ .
Folau will front a three-person tribunal – a representative, which includes chair John West, RA "S Kate Eastman SC and RUPA appointed John Boultbee SC – Saturday.
However, Folau has since received support from England star Billy Vunipola who liked the post Folau and urged people "to live my life as God intended."
Brisbane born Vunipola himself slapped with a warning to his English club Saracens to his defense post Folau and gave "official warning" by the English rugby union.
But England teammates Vunipola in Manu Tuilagi, Nathan X & # 39; SW, Courtney Lawes – who wrote the post protects the right Vunipola, to express their views – and backrower Wales Tolupa Foleta all "like" the post to social media Vunipola.
This is a huge problem for the Wallaby coach Michael Cheick ahead of the Rugby World Cup this year – a third of Australia in 2018, the last test line were Polynesian.