Wallabies fullback Israel Folau created a social media storm on Wednesday, tweeting his personal views on gay marriage.
Folau tweeted: I love and respect all people for who they are and their opinions. but personally, I will not support gay marriage.
The 28-year-old is a devout Christian, and his post received criticism from those who support same sex marriage, with a postal vote to decide the issue set to be carried out across Australia in the coming weeks, after it was posted.
Many users, though, defended his right to express an opinion, regardless of whether they agreed with it or not.
His post comes a day after Wallabies captain Michael Hooper spoke to Fairfax Media of his, and the team's, support of marriage equality, with the Wallabies also making a public stand on their respective social media channels.