The International Rugby League (IRL) has instituted a policy that prohibits transgender women from participating in matches.
This comes as various other sports are reviewing their respective policies in the wake of the decision that FINA made about swimming on Monday.
Just yesterday, the International Swimming Federation banned transgender swimmers competing in womens events.
At the same time, the organisation plans to progress towards having a “open” category in select events.
The new FINA regulations state that transgender women can only compete in women’s events if they can prove to FINA’s satisfaction that they have not experienced any part of male puberty past Tanner Stage 2 or before age 12.
World Athletics and FIFA have both stated that they will review the rules that govern their respective sports.
The International Rugby League (IRL) stated that it arrived at its conclusion partly on the basis of a judgement made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the previous year, which stated that it was up to individual sporting bodies to set their own regulations regarding participation.