We stand together with the Trans Women Rugby Players against the new “rugby specific transgender guidelines” proposed by World Rugby. The new guidelines would exclude transgender women from playing Rugby Union based on the assumption that, due to their muscle mass and strength, transgender women would clearly present a risk of injury to other female players.
The planned new “rugby specific transgender guidelines” are a clear violation of the values of inclusion and diversity that are so important in rugby. We find particularly outrageous that even this discussion was held without the participation of rugby trans women.
Here (in German – in English) you can find the letter that, together with more than other 30 German Rugby Clubs and Teams, we sent to the DRV (the German Rugby Association) to demand them to take a clear stand against the exclusion of trans women from Rugby Union Sport.