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The Chargers claim the top prize for the first time in the tournament's 14 year history

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.




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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.



Bingham Cup - Four Clubs Bid For 2018


2016-04-27 GMT: On 27 April 2016, International Gay Rugby (IGR) announced the names of the clubs who have submitted a formal Intent to Bid letter for the 2018 Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament. Three European clubs and one North American club have declared their intention to submit a bid to host the biennial Bingham Cup, recognised globally as the World Championship of Gay and Inclusive Rugby.



Bingham Cup 2018 Bid Timeline


2016-03-03 GMT:
Chairman of International Gay Rugby, Jeff Wilson has today released details of the bidding process for the Bingham Cup 2018:

On behalf of the IGR Trustees, I would like to take the time to publicise the timeline and high level process for the bidding of the 2018 Bingham Cup Tournament. As you are all aware, the Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament is the flagship event of the gay and inclusive rugby community. It represents everything about the values that our organisation embodies and is one of the largest amateur rugby tournaments in the world.





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