Meet The Aussie Gay Rugby Teams Competing In The 2022 Bingham Cup In Canada

Meet The Aussie Gay Rugby Teams Competing In The 2022 Bingham Cup In Canada

Australian gay rugby teams Melbourne Chargers (left), Sydney Convicts (right), Brisbane Hustlers and Perth Rams are heading to Ottawa, Canada, to participate in the 2022 Bingham Cup.

The 10th Bingham Cup, known as the Gay Rugby World Cup, is scheduled to start later this week in Ottawa, Canada. 

LGBTQI players from 20 participating countries, including Australia, will take part in the tournament, hosted by the local team Ottawa Wolves, from August 17 to August 21, 2022. The world’s largest amateur rugby union tournament is named after Mark Bingham, a hero of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  

Australia’s favourite gay rugby team, Sydney Convicts are the current holders of the Bingham Cup. Ämong those who will challenge the Convicts are their “arch rivals” Kings Cross Steelers and San Francisco Fog. 

“The Bingham Cup is a legacy and honour for our club. A platform to compete, celebrate and honour both the history and future of Gay & Inclusive Rugby,” the Convicts posted on Instagram. 

Australian Gay Rugby Teams Head To Ottawa

The Convicts’ jersey has an indigenous print to reflect the Gadigal people and was designed by Wiradjuri man Dylan Pietsch from the NSW Waratahs and Australia A teams. 

“We are very proud that at the 2022 Bingham Cup we will again be able to represent the many First Nations people who have played an enormous role in shaping the culture and values of our club and our community with an indigenous designed jersey,” the team posted on Instagram. 

The other Australian gay rugby teams that are participating in the tou

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