Manly players determined to move forward together after inclusion jersey controversy

Manly’s rainbow-themed jersey was meant to promote inclusion but it left the Sea Eagles divided and the players forced to pick up the pieces. Key points: The Manly squad met after seven players chose not to wear the inclusion jersey Five of the seven players will return to the first-grade squad this round Jake Trbojevic says he is glad to have … Read more

‘Unprovoked attack’: Canmore Pride team speaks out after transphobic remarks from Alberta business go viral

Warning: This story contains transphobic and homophobic language An Alberta food company is continuing to do damage control after transphobic comments caused local businesses and institutions to cut ties. Valbella Gourmet Foods in Canmore told the Star it’s reviewing internal policies and will be “implementing a new equity, diversity and inclusion policy” after Jeff von … Read more

Respect is the lesson from the Manly Pride jersey debacle

Rugby league does not have a pride round; this week’s round is celebrating women in league. You’d be forgiven for not knowing that given the furore focused on the Manly Sea-Eagles. When Manly runs out onto Brookvale Oval to take on the Sydney Roosters in a must-win match, the one-off inclusion striped jersey will be more … Read more

Seven Australian rugby league players boycott Pride jersey

Updated 3 minutes ago SEVEN PLAYERS FROM Australian rugby league side Manly Sea Eagles will not play this week after refusing to wear the club’s one-off Pride jersey due to “cultural and religious” beliefs, the club’s coach revealed Tuesday. The Sydney-based Sea Eagles will don the rainbow-themed uniforms for a crucial match against the Sydney … Read more

Manly names NRL veteran among replacements for seven players boycotting Roosters clash

Manly has named James Segeyaro to play his first NRL match in over three years, as the Sea Eagles deal with the fallout of seven players refusing to wear the club’s LGBTQ pride jersey. Key points: The seven players told the Sea Eagles they would not play the Roosters on Thursday Segeyaro has previously played … Read more

Manly facing player revolt over pride jersey

Several Manly players are considering boycotting Thursday night’s match with the Sydney Roosters over the Sea Eagles’ decision to wear a gay pride jersey in the fixture. Key points: Manly officials are meeting with players on Monday night Some players are unhappy they were not consulted by the club Club great Ian Roberts says he is … Read more

‘Where I’m from, there aren’t too many kids that would captain an Irish side’

KEITH EARLS SAID it was absolutely vital for Ireland to build on the momentum of last weekend and secure a second win on this five-game New Zealand tour. The Munster winger captained an experimental Irish side in Wellington last night, guiding them to a 30-24 victory over the Maori All Blacks, to make it two … Read more