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Sacking of Wallaby Israel Folau has triggered questions about freedom of religion and expression

THE sacking of Wallaby star Israel Folau has prompted soul-searching questions of religious freedom and expression – far beyond the confines of rugby, “the game they play in heaven”. The thirty-year-old’s $4 million contract was terminated on May 17 after an independent panel found he committed a high-level breach of Rugby Australia’s code of conduct for posting religiously-inspired, anti-gay comments ... Read More »

Windsor students picked to be the face of the 2017 World Cup

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STUDENTS from St Mary of the Cross School, Windsor, have been chosen as the “face” of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. It came about when every student at the school took part in a six-week long rugby league clinic, which focused on ball skills, tactics, fitness and teamwork. As a reward for their hard work they were offered an ... Read More »

Glory days to sing about

John Sattler

By Peter Bugden JOHN Sattler is no angel – having earned the reputation of being one of the toughest men to play rugby league doesn’t quite fit the picture. But he is a regular Mass-goer in Surfers Paradise parish, and the holiday crowds belting out carols at Christmas celebrations there this week can expect to see him among them. Instead ... Read More »

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