Rugby league joins clampdown on transgender athletes in women’s sport

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Reuters UK

By Ian Ransom and Jill Gralow MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Rugby league banned transgender players from women’s international competition on Tuesday until further notice, following global swimming’s decision to restrict trans athletes’ participation at the elite level. The International Rugby League (IRL) said it needed to further consult and balance transgender participation against “perceived risk” to other players. “Until further research is completed to enable the IRL to implement a formal transgender inclusion policy, male-to-female (trans women) players are unable to play in sanctioned w…

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