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England to allow trans women play rugby

England to allow trans women play rugby

A ban on transgender women competing in international rugby matches will not stop them playing the women’s game in England, the sport’s governing body said on Wednesday, in the latest split over trans competitors in sport. World Rugby, which controls international matches, banned trans women from international female games last week, saying they were a […]

UK: Rugby Football Union Investigates Homophobic Abuse of Gay Referee

UK: Rugby Football Union Investigates Homophobic Abuse of Gay Referee

The Rugby Football Union is currently investigating the alleged homophobic and racial abuse of openly-gay Welsh referee, Nigel Owens, during a recent game between England and New Zealand. Owens, 43, is the first openly-gay man to referee at the highest level in international rugby. Owens took charge of the test match at Twickenham on 8th […]