Israel Folau: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says he won't pick fullback

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says Israel Folau's "disrespectful" comments would currently make it impossible to pick the superstar for Australia at this year's Rugby World Cup.  

Folau remains stood down by Rugby Australia over his latest social media tirade, which proclaimed homosexuals, drunks and atheists would go to hell unless they repented.       

"Getting out in that disrespectful manner publicly is not what our team's about.

When you play in the gold jersey, we represent everyone in Australia - everyone. Everyone that's outthere supporting us. We don't pick and choose," Cheika said on Monday.

Folau has already been stood down by the Waratahs.

The 30-year-old landed in hot water this week, after posting on Instagram that Hell awaited "drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolaters", unless they repented.

He did the same almost exactly 12 months ago and was put on a very short leash by his employers.

AAP