Seven players in Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) plan to boycott a key match over their team’s decision to wear a Pride flag jersey.

On Thursday (28 July), the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will become the first team in the competition ever to don a kit which promotes LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the sport.

The game is considered important to the club’s chances of making the NRL finals. However, players weren’t consulted when the decision to wear the ‘Everyone in the league’ jersey was made and some have objected to the move on religious and cultural grounds.