3 Female Rugby Players Injured by Transgender Opponent
A biological male competing in a high school girls rubgy league as a “transgender” athlete injured three girls in his first match of the season.
Guam High School’s transgender player injured three Tiyan High School females Saturday upsetting parents, players, and coaches alike, KUAM reports.
The head coach of Tiyan High’s boys and girls rugby teams, Conrad Kerber, said the trans athlete’s “body size, body strength…completely dominate any girl that I have on my team.”
Kerber argues for the adoption of the World Rugby Transgender Guidelines that ban biological males in women’s rugby.
“The aggressive nature that was witnessed clearly showed that it’s a definite issue that we have to deal with,” he told the local news. “I had three players that were injured in that first game against Guam High directly by that particular player. Right now, we just have to come together as a group and discuss the proper path to take, discuss what the parameters are with allowing transgender males in full contact sports such as rugby.”
Erika Cruz, Guam Department of Education Deputy Superintendent of Operations, said their legal counsel and management team are looking into the situation.
“This is obviously something very new to Guam, and at this point, we’re just doing our research, working very closely with legal counsel,” Cruz said.
The popular account “Libs of Tik Tok” shared the story on Twitter.
“Why do females even bother playing?” the account asked.
📍Guam: 3 female athletes were injured in a Rugby game by a transgender athlete who was “aggressive in nature.”— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) April 12, 2022
The head coach says “body size, body strength.. completely dominate any girl that I have on my team”
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