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Brisbane Hustlers Rugby Union team stronger than ever

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit our shores back in March 2020, we have seen thousands of Australians doing it tough. Consequently, 2021 has been a time to push on and rebuild for many, and the Brisbane Hustlers Rugby Union team are no exception. Since getting back into the swing of things, the Brisbane Hustlers have …

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Tributes flow after gay rugby’s godmother Alice Hoagland dies

Gay rugby teams around the world have paid tribute to Mark Bingham’s mother Alice Hoagland, who died last month, as the godmother of their sport. On September 11, 2001, openly gay rugby player Mark Bingham and three other men fought back against the terrorists who had hijacked their United Airlines flight. The men stormed the …

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‘Steelers’ opens in cinemas round Australia 1 November

Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Team by Eammon Ashton-Atkinson opens in cinemas around Australia and New Zealand in November. Eammon currently works in Washington DC as a correspondent for Australia’s 10 Network and QNews spoke to him there about the movie. Scroll down for the QNews interview with Eammon Ashton-Atkinson Steelers Screenings in Australia …

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Gay rugby clubs forge new alliance with Rugby Australia

Australia’s gay rugby clubs have struck a formal alliance with Rugby Australia to help get more LGBTIQ players and fans to take part in the game. The Brisbane Hustlers hosted the Purchas Cup at Ballymore last weekend. The Sydney Convicts took home both the Purchas Cup and the Shield at the grand final on Sunday. …

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Brisbane Hustlers host ‘biggest ever’ Purchas Cup this weekend

Rugby club Brisbane Hustlers will be chasing hometown glory as they host the Purchas Cup at Ballymore this weekend. The Purchas Cup begins tonight (September 13) and will feature 180 players from eight teams and up to 1,000 spectators, the biggest tournament in the Cup’s 15-year history. Five clubs – the Brisbane Hustlers, Sydney Convicts, …

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Brisbane Hustlers are hosting the Purchas Cup, and you’re invited

In September, the gay and inclusive Brisbane Hustlers rugby team will host the Purchas Cup in Brisbane for the third time. The Hustlers are the current reigning Purchas Cup champions and they’re having one of their best years yet, writes the club’s president Jason Garrick. The Brisbane Hustlers are playing rugby, sharing stories and celebrating …