The 10th Bingham Cup, known as the Gay Rugby World Cup, is scheduled to start later this week in Ottawa, Canada. Over 1,700 LGBTQI players from over 150 teams and 20 participating countries, including Australia, will participate in the tournament from August 17 to August 21, 2022, hosted by the local team Ottawa Wolves.
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. A post shared by Sydney Convicts Rugby Club (@sydneyconvicts)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.
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