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Australian rugby team divided by opinions on same-sex marriage

Australian rugby team divided by opinions on same-sex marriage

Israel Folau in head shot photo with black baseball cap backwards

The Australian national rugby team has caused controversy over split opinions on same-sex marriage.

One player took to Twitter to explain despite his love and respect for the community he ‘will not support gay marriage.’

This came as a shock after the Australian Rugby Union were vocal about supporting the #VoteYes campaign.

Israel Folau plays for the Qantas Wallabies, who have also shown their support for same-sex marriage.

The whole team does not share such a view, however.

Team mate David Pocock tweeted, explaining he’d be voting yes.

Pocock took a stance against homophobic language on the pitch two years ago.