Israel Folau's legal bill may be mounting by the day

ESPN Scrum 08 May 2019 09:46
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Israel Folau says he's at peace as he weighs up the potentially crippling cost of his bitter legal battle with Rugby Australia (RA).

Folau is awaiting sanctioning after being found guilty of a "high level" breach of his contract and could have his four-year, $4 million deal terminated for his controversial social media posts.

Should the three-person independent panel choose the most severe level of punishment in their power, it's expected the Wallabies superstar will appeal.

But with insiders estimating Folau would have already outlayed in excess of $100,000 on legal representation for his landmark code of conduct hearing, the three-times John Eales Medallist may at some point ask himself if it is all worth it.

It's been suggested Folau would be spending $25,000 a week on solicitor fees, even before stepping inside a hearing room.

Should he be sacked, then lose an appeal and take the matter to court, the financial cost to Folau could be astronomical.

Regardless of the sanction, which is not expected to be handed down for several days, Folau is said to be handling the threat of termination with dignity.

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Israel FolauAlan JonesWallabiesJohn EalesAustralia
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