Rugby Referee: Biological Males are Injuring Women as Teams 'Prioritize Hurt Feelings Over Broken Bones'



In Great Britain, referees of women’s rugby are quitting. Why? The inclusion of biological males.

So noted the weekend’s Sunday Times.


One ref served up a summary:

“Being forced to prioritize hurt feelings over broken bones exposes me to personal litigation from female players who have been damaged by players who are biologically male.”

Another umpire explained that pressure is preventing people from speaking up:

“If you even ask the question, you are told you are a bigot.”

How diverse is the game getting? Over the course of half a season, the ref said he’s seen five women’s players with beards.

Former Olympic Sharron Davies has a thought or two:

“My daughter Grace was told at the age of 11 she could no longer play with the boys because it was no longer safe. How can they have that rule in place and…say it is perfectly okay for a transgender woman who is a biological man to play with the girls, but girls who are girls are not allowed to play with the boys because it is dangerous?”

On the other side of the argument is Kelly Morgan, a biological male identifying as a woman in the Welsh league.

Injuries are on the table; Kelly’s coach explained to the BBC last month:

“She’s going to be a good, good player for the next few years, as long as we can stop her injuring players in training.”

Team Captain Jessica Minty-Madley’s got the gift of metaphor:

“[Kelly] folded a girl like a deckchair during a game, which was quite funny, but they’re still friends.”

Kelly appears to identify as a victim of circumstance:

“I do feel guilty, but what can you do? I don’t go out to hurt anybody. I just want to play rugby.”


Many politicians want the same setup for America, via the “Equality Act,” which would add gender identity to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (here).

If it’s employed, what will be the ultimate effect? The field umpire who quit told the Times:

“This is driving female players and referees out of the game.”



**If you can tolerate some vulgar language, see Joe Rogan’s summary of the issue at this link.

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