Blow for Rugby Australia as a player & # 39; s union head stops in the footsteps of Israel Folau

A huge blow to Rugby Australia as the highly regarded head of the players' union sensational QUITS – if the game fails to settle for Israel Folau

  • Pratal Raj, the head of the Rugby Union Players & Association, quit his job on Friday
  • Relocation is because Rugby Australia was unable to reach an agreement with Israel Folau
  • Mr Raj becomes the CEO of GIVV, a payment technology company
  • Do you know more? Please contact hannah.moore@mailonline.com
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The respected head of the Rugby Union Players Association from Australia has sensationally stopped working because the game failed to settle with star Israel Folau.

Prataal Raj, a corporate lawyer who took up the position in October last year, has signed up as CEO of GIVV, a payment technology company. He was previously the COO of the company.

Mr. Raj stood next to Folau & # 39; s because he had torn up his $ 4 million contract through social media reports claiming that homosexuals would go to hell.

The couple saw coffee with Folau & # 39; s wife Maria in April, and RUPA representatives accompanied the star player to a meeting where he stepped out of the Waratahs.

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Prataal Raj (photo) has resigned as head of the Rugby Union Players & Association after Rugby Australia did not reach an agreement with Israel Folau

Prataal Raj (photo) has resigned as head of the Rugby Union Players & Association after Rugby Australia did not reach an agreement with Israel Folau

After Rugby Australia had canceled the Folau contract, the player's union announced that it had an & # 39; Expression of Faith and Belief Review & # 39; would do business with the players who would represent it.

The first meeting of the evaluation committee would follow the conclusions of the Super Rugby and World Rugby Sevens Series seasons.

Folau met the Fair Work Commission and Rugby Australia on Friday in the first step of his unfair dismissal case, claiming $ 10 million in damages.

The dumped Wallaby star said he wants his former employer to admit it was wrong to fire him.

& # 39; I hope for an apology. I would be happy with that, & he told reporters when he entered the meeting.

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But no agreement was reached on Friday morning and a major lawsuit was filed.

& # 39; We are disappointed that we could not reach an agreement with Rugby Australia today & # 39 ;, Folau & # 39; s lawyer George Haros told reporters.

& # 39; It seems that unless things change, we will go to court. & # 39;

Folau said he & # 39; was very disappointed by the result & # 39 ;.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the players' association for comments.

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More to come.

Israel Folau failed to reach a settlement with Rugby Australia on Friday. The dumped Wallaby claimed that his dismissal was illegal and asked for compensation of $ 10 million

Israel Folau failed to reach a settlement with Rugby Australia on Friday. The dumped Wallaby claimed that his dismissal was illegal and asked for compensation of $ 10 million

Israel Folau failed to reach a settlement with Rugby Australia on Friday. The dumped Wallaby claimed that his dismissal was illegal and asked for compensation of $ 10 million

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