Israel Folau has reportedly knocked back a $1 million settlement offer from Rugby Australia, choosing instead to continue his fight against their decision to terminate his contract.
It was reported earlier today by The Daily Telegraph that Rugby Australia had offered Folau a $1 million payment which would quietly resolve his contract dispute.
However, Folau instead will be continuing into the second day of a code of conduct hearing on Sunday, which will deliver a final decision on his future.
That said, if the panel decides against Folau, he may seek to take the issue through further legal channels.
Even if Folau can force Rugby Australia not to terminate his contract, it seems unlikely he’ll play for the Waratahs or Wallabies again, but he may be able to seek a larger amount of compensation.
Folau as well as Ralene Castle and Michael Cheika were present at the hearing yesterday to give evidence, and will be present again today.
The hearing is expected to conclude today, but the final panel is not expected to deliver its final decision until later on.