Sexual Orientation

​Sexuality - our commitment to equality

Rugby, a sport for all

It is our policy to ensure that barriers to participation in rugby - real or perceived - are removed. This is particularly the case for groups currently under represented in our game, and for those who traditionally may not have seen rugby as their sport of choice. We are committed to developing processes, practices and plans to ensure that rugby is open to all.

Sexual Orientation

Whether individuals play for a mainstream club, or for a club providing the opportunity for gay and bisexual people to participate in the sport, Scottish Rugby supports the development of rugby across all communities and groups.

Gay and Bisexual Rugby Clubs

Scottish Rugby welcomes applications from gay or bisexual groups which may want to participate in rugby. If your group would like to join our membership please complete the application process.

World Rugby Statement on HIV

World Rugby does not discriminate and does not have any policy which prevents HIV positive players from playing rugby. For the full text of World Rugby's statement on HIV please see below:

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