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The Wallabies newest match-determining player, James O’Connor, does not look like he will be putting Rugby Australia in any uncomfortable positions by posting extremist Christian homophobia in the near future.
That’s according to his current social media presence, which, while quite spiritual, is more about yoga and self-development – not condemning Drunks, Homosexuals, Adulterers, Liars, Fornicators, Thieves, Atheists and Idolaters to a fiery afterlife in the depths of hell.
After six years without putting a Wallabies jersey on, James O’Connor took to the field in Perth last night with an elegance and professionalism not since the team was stacked with ex-NRL players in the early 2000s.
JOC set up the opening try of the Bledisloe Cup Test with an erotic fend and Fijian-sevens-style offload to set Reece Hodge on the left edge while the sellout crowd at Optus Stadium roared.
The Wallabies ran out record 46-27 winners to set up a Bledisloe decider in Auckland next weekend, a ground they haven’t won on since the 1980s.
While O’Connor appears to have ‘pulled a Giteau’ and shaken off the young cockiness that plagued him early in his Wallabies career, the most exciting news is that he doesn’t openly spruik fundamentalist Christian interpretations of the Bible on Instagram, and probably has a few gay mates – judging by the amount time he spends at meditation retreats in California.
Wallabies CEO Raelene Castle says she looks forward to not having to give James O’Connor several warnings about vilifying minorities on social media, before being taken to the Supreme Court for accusations of religious persecution.
“James has his energies aligned” said a spokesperson for the ARU.
“He’s very much at peace.”
“Very unlikely to vilify the entire LGBTI community on social media because the leader of his 30-person Pentecostal congregation in the Hills District told him to”