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With Cricket Australia announcing that transwomen will be allowed to play in women's cricket, the NRL has said it is in advanced stages of finalising its policy on this hugely controversial issue.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/cricket-australia-launches-its-transgender-and-gender-diverse-policy-20190807-p52eq9.html

My own views on this topic are guided by feminists; this is fundamentally an issue of women being denied opportunities and, certainly in the case of a sport like RL, women being exposed to increased risk of injury by competing against biological men. I hope the NRL doesn't give way to the vocal trans rights lobby on this issue.


"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."

Jean Roque, Calendrier-revue du Racing-Club Albigeois, 1958-1959

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12 minutes ago, nadera78 said:

My own views on this topic are guided by feminists;

You mean Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists or Gender Critical Feminists, or TERFs, as opposed to Intersectional Third Wave Feminists.

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14 minutes ago, Farmduck said:

You mean Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists or Gender Critical Feminists, or TERFs, as opposed to Intersectional Third Wave Feminists.

Whatever (loaded) names get thrown around, I'll listen to women who speak up for women.


"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."

Jean Roque, Calendrier-revue du Racing-Club Albigeois, 1958-1959

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16 minutes ago, nadera78 said:

Whatever (loaded) names get thrown around, I'll listen to women who speak up for women.

What about non binary players? 

Ducks for cover 🙈

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RFU have just published theirs

https://www.englandrugby.com/about-rfu/rfu-policies/transgender-policy

 

Basically up to age 12 and touch irrelevant as both genders can play

Over that anyone identifying as Male can play male rugby  if they sign a declaration 

anyone identifying as female must sign the declaration and have testosterone below a certain level and keep it there

If you are not sure then you can play either as long as you meet the Testosterone test for female rugby

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