• Wallabies star faces a code of conduct tribunal after Easter
  • ‘religious discrimination’ may not hold as potential defence

Israel Folau’s potential challenge to his sacking could turn on whether his conduct occurred in New South Wales, a legal expert has said.

On Wednesday, the Wallabies star confirmed he would contest Rugby Australia’s ruling that he committed a “high-level” breach of the player’s code of conduct by posting on Instagram that “hell awaits” homosexuals.

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