But I would love the NRL to take the lead and be the first. This page was last edited on 23 Mayat Eventually old school Souths coach George Piggins confronted Roberts about his sexuality, pleading with him to stop going to the gay clubs. Rugby league's first openly gay male has stressed there must be consequences for Israel Folau's homophobic outbursts. Israel Folau's rugby union future will be decided following a Code of Conduct hearing that is being held in Sydney.
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Roberts returned to the game angry and edgy, ready to punish anyone who disrespected him. Retrieved 31 January Connect with ABC News. It was his father who talked him back into playing.