One of the toughest, brutal sports in the world, rugby, has just taken a huge gay rights step.
World Rugby and International Gay Rugby have signed a historic agreement agreeing to collaborate to ensure the game promotes equality and inclusivity.
They have committed that any player, official or fan will never face discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity, and to ensure all homophobia is eliminated.
They are hoping to inspire other global sporting organizations to make the same steps.
World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: ‘Rugby is an inclusive sport which has at its heart character-building values of passion, integrity, solidarity, respect and discipline. The signing of this historic agreement underscores our commitment to those values and our strategic vision – a game for all, true to its values.’
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