Sports: Transgender of women's rugby excluded

Canada teams learn path at Rugby World Cup Sevens in South Africa

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Transgender athletes are no longer allowed to participate in women's competitions from the English Rugby Union and Rugby League. This emerges from a explanation of the English Rugby Football Union (RFU) published on Friday, the national umbrella organization for the rugby game with 15 players per team. The officials of both sports changed the rules in such a way that only female players are allowed to take part in the games for women.

Teilnahmeausschluss von Transgender-Athleten im Rugby © Andy Buchanan Exclusion of Transgender Athletes in Rugby

The measures were taken for security reasons, the basis for the decision were scientific evidence. The explanation said that there were "physical differences between male players and female players". "The advantages in terms of strength, endurance and physique" are also significant.

The RFU Council approved the guideline, which comes into force at the beginning of the next season, with a narrow majority of 33 yes to 26 no votes in two abstentions. In June, the International Rugby League (IRL) had already decided to exclude transgender athletes from international women's competitions until further notice. This also affects the World Cup in England in November.

London, Ont., police chief to review officer conduct in gunpoint arrest of trans activist .
The police chief in London, Ont., acknowledges his officers may have fallen short when they carried out a search warrant in the home of a trans woman, and an investigation into what led them to her door is underway.Clara Sorrenti, 28, who goes by Keffals on Twitch, says officers came to her apartment on Aug. 5, armed with large firearms, and called her by her birth name, which she has not used in a decade. Officers also referred to Sorrenti by the wrong gender, something she says was an attempt to mock her or take away her "power and dignity.

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