Chiefs halfback Brad Weber is the first high profile rugby player to publicly slam Israel Folau over his comments on homosexuality.

Weber has tweeted his disgust at the comments made by Folau about gay people.

Folau has caused an uproar over his comment on Instagram last month that God's plan for gay people was "Hell, unless they repent of their sins and turn to God".

Weber's tweeted it's 'kinda sick' that players stayed quiet on the issue.


"Kinda sick of us players staying quiet on some of this stuff. I can't stand that I have to play this game that I love with people, like Folau, who say what he's saying," Weber tweeted.

"My cousin and her partner, and my Aunty and her partner are some of the most kind, caring & loving people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. To think that I play against someone that says they'll go to Hell for being gay disgusts me," Weber added.

Fellow halfback Tj Perenara, is the first high-profile player to come out in support of Weber's comments.

The Waratahs visit the Chiefs on May 26.

Meanwhile Folau will not be sanctioned by Rugby Australia (RA) for his controversial stance on homosexuality.

RA boss Raelene Castle has been satisfied by a column in which the Wallabies star reiterated his religious convictions after claiming gay people were destined for hell unless they repent their "sins".

Folau, whose contract with Rugby Australia expires at the end of 2018, reinforced his belief that homosexuals were destined for hell based on Biblical text.

"I was asked a question by somebody about what God's plan is for gay people," Folau wrote.


"My response to the question is what I believe God's plan is for all sinners, according to my understanding of my Bible teachings, specifically 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10:

'Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor the drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.'

"I do not know the person who asked the question, but that didn't matter. I believed he was looking for guidance and I answered him honestly and from the heart. I know a lot of people will find that difficult to understand, but I believe the Bible is the truth and sometimes the truth can be difficult to hear."

- With AAP