sport news Israel Folau prepares for first match since anti-gay comments

Israel Folau said gay people would be condemned to hell if they failed to repent Folau faced no sanction from Rugby Australia or World Rugby for his comments The Australia full-back returns from injury for the Waratahs this weekend 

By Hardik Vyas, Reuters

Published: 11:26 BST, 3 May 2018 | Updated: 11:26 BST, 3 May 2018

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Australia star Israel Folau said the firestorm over his controversial anti-gay comments will not affect his commitment towards rugby as he prepares to return this weekend.

Folau, an Evangelical Christian, wrote on his Instagram page last month that gays would be condemned to 'hell' if they failed to 'repent', sparking outrage on social media and criticism from a key sponsor.

The 29-year-old, who faced no sanction from Rugby Australia (RA), is now set to feature for New South Wales Waratahs against

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