Coupe du monde de rugby 2023 : le Royaume-Uni et l’Afrique du Sud ont refusé de jouer contre des femmes lors du Mondial des parlementaires à Toulouse

l’essentiel La compétition internationale entre élus, mixte, s’est tenue dans la Ville rose en amont de la compétition des professionnels (8 septembre-28 octobre).

The competition took place in Toulouse from August 31st to September 7th. The Rugby World Cup for parliamentarians featured 8 teams, consisting of current or former parliamentarians from France, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, Argentina, United Kingdom, Australia; as well as a team representing the European Parliament.

Most of these teams are mixed, which has led to friction during matches. Indeed, the parliamentarians from two selections have refused to compete against women. These selections are from the United Kingdom and South Africa.

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The argument is based on an insurance issue. The lawmakers of these selections have emphasized the fact that players cannot be insured during matches that involve « classic » tackling (at the chest) if women are participating in the match. Indeed, according to insurers, women are only allowed to participate in matches that involve « recreational » rugby. Tackling at the waist.

The British and South Africans wanted to make it known that they had informed the organization about this parameter prior to the competition.

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The parliamentary French XV ranked 3rd in this tournament. Three women were part of the team.

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