Australia’s Folau sacked over anti-gay meme

Israel Folau, Australia’s best-known and best-paid rugby union player, is to have his contract terminated after posting a meme on social media that said gay people would go to “hell” if they did not “repent”, Rugby Australia said on Thursday. The 30-year-old fullback, a fundamentalist Christian, posted similar comments last year but escaped sanction and

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Seven-try England too strong for Samoa

Livewire wing Elliot Daly scored two excellent tries as England overcame a stodgy middle period to produce another strong finish and beat Samoa 48-14 to complete a hat-trick of victories in their autumn internationals. Mike Brown, Alex Lozowski and Charlie Ewels had a somewhat experimental England 22-7 ahead at halftime and they piled on the

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