The debate over US transgender swimmer Lia Thomas’ right to compete preceded swimming’s ruling. Photo: AP
The debate over US transgender swimmer Lia Thomas’ right to compete preceded swimming’s ruling. Photo: AP

Rugby league bans transgender players in women’s international matches after swimming ruling

  • It follows the decision by world swimming’s governing body to bar transgender athletes from women’s events
  • World Athletics president Sebastian Coe welcomes swimming’s ruling, saying ‘testosterone is a key determinant in performance’