BINGHAM CUP 2016: MELBOURNE CHARGERS BEAT SYDNEY TO WIN TROPHY


Melbourne Chargers Win Bingham Cup

Gay rugby team the Melbourne Chargers have won the 2016 Bingham Cup, the world championship of gay rugby.

The Chargers scored 20-7 to beat another local team, the Sydney Convicts, in the grand final of the competition to claim the 8th Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Cup at the three-day tournament.

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Our local Queensland team, the Brisbane Hustlers, also made it into the semi-final of the competition.

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The Bingham Cup was named after Mark Bingham, the rugby player who helped establish two premier gay rugby teams, San Francisco Fog and the Gotham Knights.

The Cup is held biennially, and this year Nashville, Tennessee hosted 41 teams from around the world for the biennial tournament which promotes rugby union as an inclusive non-discriminatory sport.