Australia is one of rugby’s traditional superpowers, and the national team has won two of its first four World Cups (1991, 1999). Since then, the gold did not come, but three other medals came, and it was impossible for the Australian team not to reach the direct elimination stage, that is, the top eight. But this year, it will have to make a lot of noise for Australia to avoid that historic low point, and there is little doubt that the team’s unity has yet to recover from the shock caused by Israel Folau’s exclusion from the squad four years ago.
The Australian team lost to Fiji for the first time since 1954 at the World Cup in France, and then on Sunday night Wales beat the Australians 40-6, who had never suffered such a blow in a World Cup before. With this victory, which pleased Prince William, Wales became the first national team to mathematically secure a place in the quarter-finals of this year’s World Cup, and the Australians must hope that Fiji loses to Georgia or Portugal, which is the weakest. On paper.
– I apologize to the Australian fans, our performance was far below the expected level. I take full responsibility – His evaluation began After the jumper against Wales, Eddie Jones, the Australians’ captain, who had not resigned, but had already resigned after the defeat to the Fiji Islands, admitted that his job could be in jeopardy.
The Australians have not excelled in four years. In the quarter-finals in Japan, they lost to England 40-16. Until Sunday, this was Australia’s biggest loss in a World Cup. A few months before the World Cup, this was a direct precedent for the emergence of the time Israel Folauthe current biggest star outside the frame.
Israel Folau and his killer Bible quote
There was no problem with Folau’s form on the field, but the FFA kicked him from the team over a Bible quote that was shared on social media. The rugby player warned people to repent in Galatians 5:19-21, and all of this Published with such a drawingwhere, among other things, he drew the attention of drunkards, adulterers and homosexuals to the fact that hell awaits them without repentance.
Although Folau addressed many groups, only one group, the LGBTQ community, spoke out against the post.
The Australian Rugby Union has suspended the athlete, who has appealed to an employment tribunal. Although the anti-Folao complaint argued that the rugby player was in breach of contract through his social media posts, the investigation revealed that the contract in force between the player and the union did not cover online activity.