/ 07 April 2021

Onward Christian Folau supporters

Chair of the Australian Rugby League Commission Peter V’landys yesterday criticised an ad campaign launched by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) that’s calling on the NRL to reinstate former Wallaby Israel Folau. The controversial former Aussie rugby/NRL player, who has spent the last year playing in France, recently expressed his interest in returning to the Aussie code. The campaign, which is fully funded by the ACL, includes full-page print media ads, an online petition, with plans to launch TV and billboard ads. But V’landys said no NRL club had submitted an application for Folau’s return, saying their time and money could be better spent ending “poverty and inequality and all those sort of things, rather than this,” he said.

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