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Folau's fate to be decided soon

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Israel Folau's future in Australian rugby may be decided within two weeks after his code of conduct hearing was set down for May 4.

The Wallabies superstar has been charged with a high-level code of conduct breach following his latest controversial social media posts, and will front a panel at Rugby Australia HQ in Sydney.

His post warned hell awaited sinners which was in response to Tasmanian laws removing a child's sex from birth certificates.

Unless successful at the hearing, Folau faces the sack after being issued with a breach notice over the posts he made on Twitter and Instagram on April 10.

Sydney barrister John West QC will chair the tribunal, with Rugby Australia's Kate Eastman SC and Rugby Union Players' Association elected representative John Boultbee the other panellists.

Former Solicitor-General of Australia Justin Gleeson QC will be Rugby Australia's counsel at the hearing.