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Ooooh, looks like Folau is straight off to hell.
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Izzy hates drunks..

Izzy hates PJ.
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The Rickman wrote:Ooooh, looks like Folau is straight off to hell.
Nah, it's quite common for religious people to cherry pick the bits that suit them.

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Israel Folau’s union contract is terminated. Given the pre season controversies damaging the NRL brand will Greenberg allow him to walk into an NRL club?
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Sid wrote: April 11, 2019, 6:16 pm Israel Folau’s union contract is terminated. Given the pre season controversies damaging the NRL brand will Greenberg allow him to walk into an NRL club?
I'm hearing the Roosters have wiggle space in their cap...
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-PJ- wrote:
Sid wrote: April 11, 2019, 6:16 pm Israel Folau’s union contract is terminated. Given the pre season controversies damaging the NRL brand will Greenberg allow him to walk into an NRL club?
I'm hearing the Roosters have wiggle space in their cap...
Yeah they still have some space after releasing Beetson
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Sid wrote: April 11, 2019, 6:16 pm Israel Folau’s union contract is terminated. Given the pre season controversies damaging the NRL brand will Greenberg allow him to walk into an NRL club?
I doubt it. The NRL backed marriage equality and stood up to the backlash. They won't risk the potential brand damage that comes with Folau.
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-PJ- wrote: April 11, 2019, 5:03 pm Izzy hates drunks..

Izzy hates PJ.
It was that one at the top of the list that caused him the problem. He basically said the entire ARU board would burn in hell.
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-PJ- wrote:Izzy hates drunks..

Izzy hates PJ.
Izzy hates everyone, don't feel too special
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Muppet has gotten exactly what he deserves.
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I wonder what Mrs Folau thinks about this ?
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Wallabies to sack Israel Folau after social media controversy

Israel Folau's decision to ignore Rugby Australia officials on Thursday led to the game's highest profile player being sacked in a dramatic fallout to a homophobic Instagram post.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14280

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Luckily Izzy has an AFL career to fall back on..
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As soon as people crap on a out freedom of speech I stop reading
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-PJ- wrote:I'm hearing the Roosters have wiggle space in their cap...
I’m hearing it’s either Lachy or Emma.
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-TW- wrote: April 12, 2019, 12:48 am As soon as people crap on a out freedom of speech I stop reading
I have no drama with people thinking they have a right to freedom of speech and saying whatever the **** they want, just as I have no drama with the ARU tearing said ****'s contract up for carrying on like an absolute ****.

Cause and effect people.
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-TW- wrote: April 12, 2019, 12:48 am As soon as people crap on a out freedom of speech I stop reading
Yeah they don’t seem to comprehend freedom of speech does not mean said speech is free from consequences.
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NRL has stated they won’t take him.


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The Rickman wrote:
-TW- wrote: April 12, 2019, 12:48 am As soon as people crap on a out freedom of speech I stop reading
I have no drama with people thinking they have a right to freedom of speech and saying whatever the **** they want, just as I have no drama with the ARU tearing said ****'s contract up for carrying on like an absolute ****.

Cause and effect people.
That's what I mean, not only is "freedom of speech" not in the Constitution.. (it's freedom of expression as per international treaties) it's not a free ticket to say whatever the **** you like without recourse
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I wonder if all the people defending Folau's "freedom of speech" would have the same reaction if a Muslim player came out and posted that everyone who doesn't convert to Islam will burn in hell?
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Did anyone back up for the Brumbies match at Bankwest last night?
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Dr Zaius wrote:Did anyone back up for the Brumbies match at Bankwest last night?
Bay 53 did. You wouldn’t find me at the union, ever.


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The Wallabies jagged a win.
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I had to double check and check again..

The Wallabies beat the All Blacks last night..

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Haven’t watched a game of union since NZ Vs France in the 2011 World Cup
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Me either..

Just caught it on the news reel !!

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I watched some of it, NZ had a bloke sent off for a leading elbow

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Watched it. Loved it. Great to see running rugby.

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T_R wrote:Watched it. Loved it. Great to see running rugby.

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All Blacks played the entire second half one short. Still, a side can only beat whats in front of them and they did. Congrats Wallabies.
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Didn't even know it was happening!
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How did you find yourself in the Rugby thread GE? From a National rivalry point of view, to beat the All Blacks is significant because it is so rare. Not sure if it will happen again in the near future. Any boss who sacked a person late for work after beating the All Blacks is a Bum, to paraphrase a former PM.
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Normal transmission resumes for the Wallabies against the All Blacks in NZ. We were slaughtered.
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I don't watch a lot of rugby (or soccer) but I would normally watch World Cup games. Should have all games on FTA. I'm actually quite interested to see how the Yanks go. They're surprisingly good at 7's and have a tough pool.

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The Ireland / Scotland game had little penalties blown and forward passes being actually called, what is this

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