Wallabies and Waratahs star Israel Folau officially had his contracted terminated by Rugby Australia, it was confirmed on Friday.
Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle said in a statement: "Rugby Australia did not choose to be in this situation, but Rugby Australia's position remains that Israel, through his actions, left us with no choice but to pursue the course of action resulting in today's outcome".
NSWRU boss Hore said: "While NSWRU is disappointed to lose a player of Israel's calibre, rugby has a code of conduct and values that we must adhere to ensure that our game remains a game for all, no matter people's background or beliefs".
He also stood by his social media posts.
Jones pointed to Joyce's threat as the key reason behind RA's decision to sack Folau, claiming they should be ashamed for kneeling down to corporate dollars.
"ACL has been consistently warning that religious freedom in Australia is under threat and this latest development makes our concerns abundantly clear", Iles said in a statement.
"The Christian faith has always been a part of my life and I believe it is my duty as a Christian to share God's word".
"We have been humbled by the support we have received from family, friends, players, fans and the wider community", he said.
"Thank you also to those who have spoken out in my defence, some of whom do not share my beliefs but have defended my right to express them".
A three-person panel considered a sanction after Folau contested the breach notice issued to him in the aftermath of a post in April that said "hell awaits drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators", having been warned by RA for similar comments a year ago.
"A three-member panel of John West, QC; chair, Kate Eastman and John Boultbee, provided a final written decision today in relation to the code of conduct hearing over Israel Folau's social media post on 10 April 2019".
A three-person panel has now concluded that Folau's four-year contract, which he only recently signed, is to be terminated.
The decision is set to bring to an end Folau's nine-year partnership with the Waratahs and Wallabies, a union that was unexpected at the time but that went on to be a huge success.
"He'd have to explain himself to teammates and win the dressing room back again", Horan told the ABC.
An elusive and unsafe runner, Folau helped the Waratahs to the Super Rugby title in 2014 and only last weekend became the highest career try-scorer in the competition when he crossed for his 60th five-pointer.
His immediate playing future is unclear, although it will certainly not involve his Super Rugby club NSW Waratahs or the Wallabies, who will have to mount a World Cup campaign later this year without one of their best players.
"It wasn't Rugby Australia that put ourselves in this situation, it was Mr Folau that put us in this situation and we had to respond to that", she said.
He has recently lost sponsorship deals with Land Rover, who withdrew a auto issued to him, and sportswear brand Asics.
For everyone. Both for Israel and the fact he won't play rugby for the Wallabies again, for the fans that have had to live through a month of this speculation, for the teammates who have had to live with the fall-out and for the rest of the Rugby Australia employees, I think it has been a really hard time.
The decision was announced by Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle at a press conference this evening.
"This is a contract dispute about an employee signing a contract", she said.