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Ruby Tui, a key figure in New Zealand Rugby, has re-signed with the Black Ferns for two more years, solidifying her commitment to the team. Tui confirmed her re-signing with NZ Rugby while also announcing that she would be taking an immediate sabbatical. The duration of her break from...
Campbell Johnstone Comes Out
All Black No. 1056 Campbell Johnstone has made history by becoming the first All Black to come out as gay. The prop who played three matches for the All Blacks in 2005 also made over 70 caps for Canterbury and 38 for the Crusaders. Johnstone, who came out publicly in an...
To mark IDAHOBIT (International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination) Mark Robinson tells express what New Zealand Rugby is doing to make the game safer for Rainbow communities. Out On The Fields In 2015, Out On The Fields, was the first international study into homophobia in sport. The research (which included NZ statistics)...
Rainbow-Parade-NZ-Sport
New Zealand Rugby is collaborating with other sporting codes to acknowledge and celebrate their rainbow communities by taking part in the 2021 Auckland Rainbow Parade this month. Alongside other sports from across Aotearoa, NZ Rugby says they are committed to "supporting and celebrating our people in sport and pursuing diversity...
New guidelines are being drafted to allow trans women to participate in women’s sport. In light of World Rugby’s transgender guidelines which banned trans women from playing in elite women’s rugby, Sport NZ and Rugby NZ are undertaking “complex” work to draft their own guidelines which will see transgender athletes...
The NZ Falcons is a gay and inclusive rugby club, formed in 2013. Club President Blair Dickman announced that ASB has been signed on as the principal sponsor for 2014 and 2015. Blair said "This arrangement secures the club's immediate future and ensures its participation in the 2014 Bingham Cup and beyond." Barbara...

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