The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has banned transgender girls from competing in female-only types of its video games.
The Union has amended its coverage on transgender gamers primarily based on “present medical and scientific proof” and consistent with World Rugby steerage.
It means contact rugby for female-category gamers is proscribed to these whose intercourse was recorded as feminine at beginning.
The transfer follows related choices by the English and Irish unions.
World Rugby grew to become the primary worldwide sports activities federation to say transgender girls can’t compete on the elite and worldwide stage of the ladies’s recreation.
The WRU’s earlier coverage allowed for participation within the girls’s recreation for transgender girls relying on the end result of a radical medical course of together with testosterone assessments previous to registration to play.
Latest analysis supplied proof that there are bodily variations between these whose intercourse was assigned as male and people as feminine at beginning, and benefits in power, stamina and physique caused by male puberty are vital and retained even after testosterone suppression.
The WRU mentioned it was dedicated to an ongoing overview of the coverage as new proof, analysis and insights develop into accessible.
The governing physique, which mentioned there are presently no registered transgender gamers within the Welsh girls’s recreation, mentioned it “works exhausting and proactively on the vitally necessary space of inclusion all through the sport in Wales”.
In July the Rugby Soccer Union banned transgender girls from competing in female-only types of its video games.
Transgender participant Julie Curtiss this month mounted a authorized problem towards the RFU’s choice