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Israel Folau begins legal action against Rugby Australia and NSW Waratahs for unfair dismissal after homophobic social media messages Israel Folau has started legal action against Rugby Australia and NSW Waratahs  The player will take the two sporting bodies to court for unfair dismissal  Folau was axed after posting homophobic messages on his social media  He feels his contract termination was an unlawful act of religious discrimination 

By Press Association Sport Staff

Published: 07:18 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 07:18 BST, 1 August 2019

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Israel Folau says he has started legal action against Rugby Australia and NSW Waratahs for unfair dismissal.

The move comes after the parties failed to reach a settlement at a conciliation hearing at the end of June.

Folau's unfair dismissal case was launched after he was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for posting anti-gay messages on social media.

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