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Rugby Stars Say ‘Sport Must Change’ and call for an End to Homophobia


In what is believed to be a world first, rugby stars from three countries are joining together in calling for an end to homophobia in sport. English star James Haskell and Welsh star Alex Cuthbert as well as Australian Rugby Legend John Eales have all backed a statement specifically calling for an end to homophobic language, the most common form of discrimination. Read Article...



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      IGR Vice Chairman: Pocock's Homophobia Stand  

2015-03-24 GMT

Further to the recent news story about Brumbies flanker David Pocock taking a stand against homophobic slurs on the pitch by NSW Waratahs Jacques Potgieter, IGR Vice Chairman Andrew "Fuzz" Purchas discusses the events as part of an article by The Sydney Morning Herald.
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      World Rugby signs historic agreement with IGR  

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World Rugby and the International Gay Rugby (IGR) have signed an historic agreement to collaborate on the continued promotion of equality and inclusivity in rugby. Read more...


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