International Rugby League Bans Transgender Women From Participating

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Sports Illustrated

By Zach Koons The ban will prevent transgender women from playing in the 2022 Rugby League World Cup. The International Rugby League (IRL), a global governing body for the Rugby League World Cup, announced Tuesday that it will ban transgender women from participating in sanctioned women’s matches until further notice. The league’s decision comes two days after FINA—the international governing body for water sports—adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” that restricted participation by transgender athletes in women’s events. The International Cycling Union (UCI) also updated its eligibility ru…

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