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Rugby’s international governing body on Monday banned transgender athletes from competing, making it the latest sports body in recent weeks to restrict them from participating.
The International Rugby League, which sets the rules for the sport in matches around the world and oversees the Rugby League World Cup, said in a statement that male-to-female rugby players will not be permitted to play in sanctioned women’s matches before further research is conducted.
The article goes on to state the following:
“It is the IRL’s responsibility to balance the individual’s right to participate … against perceived risk to other participants,” the league said.
This comes after the International Swimming Federation announced on Sunday that it will restrict transgender athletes from competing in women’s events. The only exception is for individuals who transitioned before the age of 12.
Rugby’s international governing body banned biological males from competing in women’s matches.
It’s the latest sport in recent weeks to restrict transgender athletes from participating.
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) June 21, 2022
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