Australia Director of Rugby Scott Johnson has reached out to Pacific islands players amid reports of anger over the treatment of Wallabies fullback Israel Folau.
The Sydney Morning Herald confirmed that Folau had rejected an offer from Rugby Australia to enter settlement talks prior to the hearing, later stating that he was willing to front a low-level breach due to his posts offending some players and fans.
In a video of him speaking at a church service on Sunday afternoon, Folau insisted the disciplinary process was not finished and the "outcome is yet to be known".
"There have been many opportunities to potentially make the situation a little bit easier", Folau said.
"The way Satan works is he offers you stuff that could look good to the eye and makes you feel comfortable, and if you follow that path all the worries and troubles will go away".
"I've spoken to a few of them (Polynesian players) to make sure, first and foremost, that they're okay because as I keep saying we're in a people's business and you've got to get to know people", he said.
Australian rugby star Israel Folau has compared any return to the sport in the wake of a homophobic social media post as like being tempted by Satan.
Folau has a right to appeal but the panel's endorsement of RA's judgement is sufficient for RA and the Waratahs to dismiss the 73-test back.
While some, including within the Wallabies camp, have been critical of his comments, several Pacific Island-origin players are reportedly deeply hurt by the way Folau has been treated.
Folau's contract with Rugby Australia runs until 2022, and a decision on whether it is terminated is expected in the coming weeks.
"It is always the will of God that comes first".
A three-person tribunal is considering what sanction it merits, which could range from the sack, as demanded by the governing body, to a suspension or fines.
"That's the most frustrating thing and everything appears to be negative or a slant by an individual or a comment about the individual".