Transgender Policy

New Zealand Rugby confirm consultation on transgender policy

A raft of sports are reviewing their transgender guidelines after swimming's global governing body FINA at the weekend banned any athlete who had been through male puberty from taking part in elite women's competitions.

World Rugby instituted a ban on transgender players in the elite women's game last year citing safety concerns and New Zealand Rugby's guidelines will focus on grassroots community rugby.

"We want sport to be as inclusive as possible," NZR chief executive Mark Robinson told Newshub.