Lawyers for sacked rugby union international Israel Folau launch legal action in the Fair Work Commission against Rugby Australia, alleging their client's contract was unlawfully terminated under the Fair Work Act.
As the Wallabies come to terms with Israel Folau's sacking in the build-up to the World Cup, teammate Kurtley Beale says he hopes the dual international will not be lost to rugby union.
He criticised Israel's Folau's actions as selfish, but Will Genia admits feeling sorry for the banished Wallabies superstar and sad he is likely to be lost to rugby forever.
A slew of public holidays in the next week means Israel Folau faces a wait if the Wallabies star opts for a code of conduct hearing rather than accept termination of his contract.
Australian and NSW rugby union authorities remain unmoved in their intention to sack Israel Folau, after meeting with the former Wallabies star over his controversial social media posts.
Rugby Australia denounces online comments by Wallabies star Israel Folau, who warned homosexuals, drunks, adulterers and other 'sinners' are destined for hell.
Rugby Australia announces a big restructure after a horror year for the Wallabies, but Michael Cheika survives with Scott Johnson hired as director of rugby to take care of off-field issues.
Michael Cheika's future with the Wallabies is uncertain amid speculation he will be sacked before Christmas, but arguably his best player, David Pocock, is throwing his support behind the embattled coach.
The heat is on the Wallabies a year out from the Rugby World Cup, but coach Michael Cheika remains solid behind his coaching staff ahead of Bledisloe Cup game three in Tokyo.
The Wallaroos will get to share in the limelight with the Wallabies on Bledisloe Cup night when they play a double-header at Sydney's Olympic Stadium.