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

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By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Rugby league has banned transgender players from women’s international competition until further notice, following global swimming’s decision to restrict trans athletes’ participation at the elite level. The International Rugby League (IRL) said in a statement on Tuesday that it needed to further consult before finalising its transgender policy. “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 women’s international rugby league match…

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