France snubs World Rugby’s guidlines on transgender athletes

Franc Rugby has gone against the guidance of World Rugby who recommends that transgender female athletes should not play in any women’s elite tournaments for safety reasons. The French Rugby Federation has announced that they will let transgender people be part of all their domestic competitions starting next season. Last year, World Rugby announced its official word on the issues regarding transgender women playing in women’s rugby, stating that they should not play in any elite or international women’s game for safety reasons. However, these guidelines by World Rugby are only recommendations and are not binding laws on any national union in their own domestic competitions.