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Bingham Cup 2018: It's Amsterdam!!!


2016-10-15 GMT: Amsterdam Lowlanders have won the right to host the ninth biennial Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament - also known as the Bingham Cup - which will take place in the Dutch capital in June 2018.

The Lowlanders' bid came first in a recent vote by all sixty IGR member clubs, despite facing strong competition from Edinburgh's Caledonian Thebans, London's Kings Cross Steelers and Toronto Muddy York who also presented high quality bids to the IGR Trustees back in July.

Amsterdam's win signals the first time that the Bingham Cup will be hosted in continental Europe since the tournament's inception back in 2002.


UPDATE, 2016-10-16 GMT: A joint statement by International Gay Rugby and the Amsterdam Lowlanders is now available, detailing more information about the winning bid.

Huge congratulations to the Lowlanders from the International Gay Rugby community and...


Amsterdam 2018 Bid Video | Amsterdam 2018 Bid Document



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ARC Amsterdam Lowlanders, the only gay and straight friendly rugby team in the Netherlands, has co-signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rugby Netherlands and International Gay Rugby (IGR) to promote inclusion of LGBT members in the rugby community and fight their discrimination.



Melbourne Chargers win the Bingham Cup 2016


2016-05-29 GMT:
The Melbourne Chargers have become world champions of gay and inclusive rugby by beating the Sydney Convicts 20-7 to claim the Bingham Cup 2016 in the soaring temperatures of Nashville's Ted Rhodes Recreation Grounds this afternoon.

The Chargers beat three times Bingham Cup champions Sydney Convicts in a convincing win, adding their name to the trophy for the first time in the tournament's 14 year history.



Belgian Rugby – Proud to be Inclusive


2016-05-13 GMT: The Belgian Rugby Federation (FBRB) has today become the first federation in Europe to sign an anti-homophobia agreement with International Gay Rugby and Straffe Ketten RFC, Belgium's only inclusive rugby team.





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