Brumbies star Christian Lealiifano will retire from Super Rugby at the end of the season, taking up a lucrative offer to play in Japan.
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.
In his final press conference, marking the end of his Super Rugby career, David Pocock perfectly illustrated what his legacy to the game, and Australian sport, would be.
The flanker has struggled with injury throughout his time with the Brumbies and has only played three matches for the team this season as he sets his sights on the World Cup tournament in Japan later this year.
The saga of Israel Folau's social media posts, which resulted in his contract being torn up, has been bad for the game in this country — but it could have been worse, says Rugby Australia's Cameron Clyne.
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.
Israel Folau's Australian rugby union career is over, as his multi-million-dollar contract is terminated as punishment for his controversial social media posts, which breached the players' code of conduct.
Israel Folau tells members of his church he is worrying about finances "for the first time" in over a decade as a panel decides the future of his rugby career after controversial social media posts.
Israel Folau is found to have committed a high-level breach of the players' code of conduct after a four-day hearing ended in Sydney.