Funds still flowing in rapidly for Folau

At this stage, Israel Folau will have his court costs covered by the end of Thursday, with funds still flowing in for the sacked star.

The ex-rugby star’s new campaign – launched by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) – has skyrocketted past $1.6 million, hardly one day after it was started.

It’s gaining around 10 donors per minute, at around $100 on average.


There are now reports the charity watchdog has been called in to investigate the page, and the role the ACL had in setting it up.

It follows the decision made by Go Fund Me to take down Folau’s campaign on their site on Monday, which had raised over $750,000 in four days.

Apparently some people are still waiting on their refunds from Go Fund Me before they put their contribution forward to the new campaign.

Meantime, it appears ANZ has decided to distance itself from Folau’s wife, Maria, who plays for the New Zealand Silver Ferns netball team.

They’ve reportedly be in contact with the side, concerned over her support for her husband.