1. Congrats to the Sydney Convicts on winning the 2014 Bingham Cup.
The team dominated the final match with 31-0 over the Brisbane Hustlers.
An estimated 6,000 people came to watch the final day of the tournament and were rewarded with a warm, sunny day after two days of intense rain and mud. 
It was a great day (and weekend) for the LGBT community in the world of sports. Not only did a number of government officials and top players from the professional world of rugby turn out for the finals but the IRB officially recognized the three-day tournament and all five major Aussie sports leagues signed a commitment to end homophobia in sport.
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    Congrats to the Sydney Convicts on winning the 2014 Bingham Cup.

    The team dominated the final match with 31-0 over the Brisbane Hustlers.

    An estimated 6,000 people came to watch the final day of the tournament and were rewarded with a warm, sunny day after two days of intense rain and mud. 

    It was a great day (and weekend) for the LGBT community in the world of sports. Not only did a number of government officials and top players from the professional world of rugby turn out for the finals but the IRB officially recognized the three-day tournament and all five major Aussie sports leagues signed a commitment to end homophobia in sport.

    [more on the Bingham Cup in Sydney]

  2. Scenes from Down Under. Day 1 of the 2014 Bingham Cup in Sydney. 

  3. Reason #329 To Like Rugby: The all-important ritual of players emerging from the ocean after a recovery session.

  4. buzzfeedlgbt:

Retired rugby player, Gareth Thomas, talks about his time in the closet: 

My fear of coming out wasn’t about rejection. I was scared people would say: “Why were you lying to me? If you’ve been lying about that what else are you lying about?” Lying is my biggest regret.
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    buzzfeedlgbt:

    Retired rugby player, Gareth Thomas, talks about his time in the closet: 

    My fear of coming out wasn’t about rejection. I was scared people would say: “Why were you lying to me? If you’ve been lying about that what else are you lying about?” Lying is my biggest regret.

    [more]

  5. Go behind the scenes of Ben Cohen's 2013 calendar shoot.