Sport Rugby stars show their support for diversity

08:35  12 may  2018
08:35  12 may  2018 Source:   wwos.ninemsn.com.au

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New Zealand's world-famous All Blacks and Black Ferns rugby teams are the centerpiece of a new campaign for diversity and inclusion. Late this week it was reported that actor Colton Haynes had split from his husband of six months, Beverly Hills florist-to-the- stars Jeff Leatham after Haynes

Take That with England rugby stars (left to right) Chris Robshaw, Luther Burrell and George Ford. Take That are delighted to throw their support behind Stuart Lancaster's men.

  Rugby stars show their support for diversity © Getty Images Amidst the controversy stirred by Israel Folau and his outspoken views on same-sex marriage and homosexuality, other players in Super Rugby have been promoting inclusiveness.

TJ Perenara and Ardie Savea were among a group of Hurricanes stars who wore rainbow shoelaces during Friday night's game against the Blues.

"Jamming rainbow laces with the brothers to support diversity in our game," Savea said on Instagram.

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"More than a game," Perenara said, sharing a photo of himself and Savea with teammates Michael Fatialofa and Blade Thomson holding their boots in the sheds.

SA to turn back on Super Rugby?

  SA to turn back on Super Rugby? British and Irish media are reporting that South Africa are set to pull out of Super Rugby and align with Celtic tournament the Pro 14. Super Rugby discards the Southern Kings and Cheetahs joined the Pro 14 competition, that features Irish, Welsh and Scottish teams, this year and it's being reported that the Sharks will join next, followed by the Bulls, Lions and Stormers by the start of the 2020/21 season.The reports suggest South African rugby has grown increasingly disillusioned with Super Rugby.

the Premier League clubs showing their support for the campaign, while Premiership Rugby , the Rugby Football Union Showing respect for diversity is unifying message of campaign, supported by Sky Sports. Also See: Is football ready for a gay star ? WONDERKID: What's the story?

Rugby Team’s Jersey Shows Support for Diversity and Inclusion by Making a Rainbow When It Stretches http://tlrd.us/2KjdFif pic.twitter.com/STeLXtXr6V.

The All Black was one of the first players who publicly opposed the divisive beliefs shared by Folau.

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The Hurricanes defeated the Sonny Bill Williams' Blues 36-15 at Eden Park for their ninth consecutive win to snatch the competition lead from the Crusaders.

The Crusaders can leap-frog them however with victory over the NSW Waratahs on Saturday.

Rugby - Australia lock Arnold to miss opening match of Ireland series .
Brumbies lock Rory Arnold will miss Australia's first test against Ireland as he has been suspended for three weeks after being shown a red card in Saturday’s 42-24 Super Rugby loss to the Lions, officials said on Sunday. Arnold, who had already spent 10 minutes in the sin-bin in the first half, was shown a straight red card for a dangerously high tackle on Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies.Arnold had a potential six-week ban reduced to three weeks because of his previous clean record."A dangerous high tackle, merited a mid-range entry point of six weeks," SANZAAR, the body which operates Super Rugby, said in a statement.

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