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The RFU banned transgender women from competing in female contact games after evidence showed “advantages in strength, stamina & physique brought about male puberty arevsignificant & retained even after testosterone suppression”.

Id imagine the IRFU are conscious of being sued into penury for injuries
100% the right decision
 
Trans Equality Together

Comprising of;
TENI, BeLonG To and LGBT Ireland, Amnesty International Ireland, Bród West Cork, Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC), GCN, Intersex Ireland, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the Irish Network Against Racism, the National Women’s Council, Outhouse, and Trans Limerick Community.

Have slammed the IRFU's decision

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How's about they stfu and allow the IRFU to ensure the safety of their female players.

It won't be TET on the hook for legal damages should a female player be injured by a far stronger trans opponent.

The usual shower of virtue signalling twats who have as much interest in Rugby as the dog wading in.

Well done to the IRFU in being one organisation that won't be intimidated by nutcase trans 'activists'.
 
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How badly is this policy needed? Can't imagine it's a major question for too many people right now and it would very much depend on the individual.

Also, it's "May ban".

I don't think this is an area where blanket bans are particularly useful, and from the article, it looks like there is at least some consideration of the individual. Ideally, there'd be something like a weight limit, but if that's fat rather than muscle, a 100kg fat transgender person is likely to hit a lot less hard than a fit 80kg experienced female player.

I've played in mixed sex teams before (mostly in Germany), once played inside centre where my outside centre was a Dutch international, about 5 inches shorter and a good 20 kg lighter but a significantly better rugby player.

It's not like mismatches in rugby are unusual...

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Trans Equality Together

Comprising of;
TENI, BeLonG To and LGBT Ireland, Amnesty International Ireland, Bród West Cork, Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC), GCN, Intersex Ireland, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the Irish Network Against Racism, the National Women’s Council, Outhouse, and Trans Limerick Community.

Have slammed the IRFU's decision

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How's about they stfu and allow the IRFU to ensure the safety of their female players.

It won't be TET on the hook for legal damages should a female player be injured by a far stronger trans opponent.

The usual shower of virtue signalling twats who have as much interest in Rugby as the dog wading in.

Well done to the IRFU in being one organisation that won't be intimidated by nutcase trans 'activists'.
As a women's rugby fan, have you noticed this becoming a big issue?
 
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