Tag Archives: rugby

AUSTRALIA: Macklemore Performs Pro-Gay Anthem At National Rugby Final, Calls For LGBT Equality [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: The US rapper, Macklemore, issued a call for equality after an emotional performance of his hit single, Same Love, in a much-hyped pre-game show at the NRL grand final. The performance at ANZ Stadium in Sydney follows a bizarre week in which the hip-hop artist became the focus of national attention due to his decision to play ...

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Melbourne Chargers Win Bingham Cup [VIDEO]

SameSame reports: Awarded for their grace, dedication and commitment to the values of rugby, the Melbourne Chargers A’s haven’t stopped celebrating after they won the Bingham Cup yesterday, scoring 20 to 7 against the Sydney Convicts at the world championships in Nashville, Tennessee. The 8th Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Cup saw the Music City transform into the Rugby City, as ...

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BRITAIN: Rugby Star James Haskell Explains His “Fabulous And Sparkly” Painted Toenails [VIDEO]

You’ll love his accent. The Mirror reports: England flanker and Wasps captain James Haskell has revealed he has his toe nails painted when he has pedicures. In the video above, the Rugby Union hard man takes off his socks to reveal a very well maintained set of toenails decorated to the tip. However, Haskell defended himself saying it’s not just ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: New Zealand All Blacks Haka

From the Sydney Morning Herald: On an occasion such as this, with the All Blacks becoming the first team to win back-to-back World Cups, one Haka was never going to be enough. After going with their ‘Kapa O Panga’ Haka before their 34-17 win over the Wallabies at Twickenham, New Zealand celebrated in style with a traditional ‘Ka Mate’ Haka ...

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2016 Rugby Calendar: Amsterdam Lowlanders [VIDEO]

Be advised that the above screen-grab might be the only work-safe part of the below clip. Recap: “ARC Amsterdam Lowlanders, the gay and straight friendly rugby team in the Netherlands, dropped their pants and lifted their shirts at impossible hours and places to bring you their 2016 Calendar: The Edge of Amsterdam. The proceeds of the calendar are used to ...

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Gareth Thomas: Never Alone [VIDEO]

Excellent new web campaign from Guinness Beer. Clip recap: Gareth Thomas: Never Alone tells the story of how the former Wales captain’s greatest fear wasn’t the opposition he faced on the pitch, but the fear of rejection from everything he had known, because of his sexuality. The film celebrates the courage of Gareth, and most importantly, the empathy shown by ...

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Rugby’s All Blacks Star In New Zealand Air Safety Video

This is probably the highest production-value air safety clip you’ve ever seen. Over 2.5M views in one week. From the clip recap: “At Air New Zealand, we’re #CrazyAboutRugby. So for our latest inflight safety video, we called upon some very special Men In Black to brief our passengers.”

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BRITAIN: Rugby Star Keegan Hirst Comes Out [VIDEO]

The Mirror reports: Rugby League player Keegan Hirst is the first British professional in the code to openly say he is gay. Respected prop Keegan, 27, reveals the secret torment of dealing with his sexuality while carving out a career in one of the world’s most macho sports. Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Mirror, the dad of two tells of ...

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Viral Video Of The Day

This gave an Australian morning show a case of the giggles, especially since the player on the left’s name is Willie. The female anchor exclaimed, “No reaction at all! Was that some sort of secret handshake? At least buy him dinner first.” The two players are former teammates, by the way.

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Nashville To Host 2016 Bingham Cup

Via Facebook: “We are proud to announce that Nashville will host the 2016 Bingham Cup! Thanks to all of the players and supporters who participated in the vote and to Chicago and Boston for a spirited bid process. With you, brothers!” The 2014 event was held in Sydney.

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Sydney Convicts Win Bingham Cup 2014

Via the Sydney Morning Herald: The Sydney Convicts have retained the Bingham Cup – the gay and inclusive rugby World Cup – in a 31-0 grand final thrashing of the Brisbane Hustlers in Sydney. Australian teams dominated the three-day international tournament that ended with the one-sided decider in Rose Bay on Sunday. The Sydney Convicts, Australia’s first gay rugby union ...

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Bingham Cup: Day Two Highlights

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Bingham Cup Opens In Sydney

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Just Because

The clip can’t be embedded here, but I’m guessing many of you will enjoy this. (Tipped by JMG readers Ed and David)

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Ruggers In Drag

Some of New York City’s Gotham Knights will perform in a drag show on Wednesday as part of their fundraising to send the team to the Bingham Cup in Australia. Details.

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Get Into Rugger Trouble

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BRITAIN: Ben Cohen Supports Channel 4’s Pro-LGBT Sochi Olympics Campaign

As part of Channel 4’s Project Rainbow campaign during the Sochi Olympics, Ben Cohen has recorded a new message about bullying. Note Channel 4’s logo.

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Rugby Calendar Men

Clip recap: “The Lowlanders are a gay rugby club in Amsterdam. This is the promo video for the making of their 2014 calendar, proceeds from the sale of which will finance their trip to Sydney to play in the Bingham Cup 27-31 August 2014.” Possibly not work-friendly.

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Ben Cohen’s First Week On SCD

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NYC Rugby Bachelor Auction: May 9th

The Gotham Knights Rugby Club will hold its annual bachelor auction next week as a fundraiser for the Ali Forney Center. Gotham Knights RFC are proud to hold our Bachelor Auction X at the one and only Splash 50 W 17th Street, New York NY on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 featuring 15 of New York City’s sexiest rugby players and ...

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