Gay Rugby???

  • justinlee86

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    Mar 20, 2009 5:50 AM GMT
    They are starting a gay league here in Denver...anyone else playing on a gay/straight team?

    I played for my University for a while...I must admit I am excited to see where this will go!!!

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    Mar 22, 2009 12:12 AM GMT
    I was there today, and it was fun. I'd encourage others to go!

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    Mar 22, 2009 12:29 AM GMT
    That is pretty exciting!
  • Nautical

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    Mar 22, 2009 12:29 AM GMT
    god i wish there was a team close to where i live, ive got a group of sports loving gay friends and weve all wanted to play in a gay league of any kind
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    Mar 22, 2009 6:43 PM GMT
    I play on straight team here in the UK, there are cup competitons for gay clubs here.

    The third biennial European gay rugby Union Cup tournament in London this year. Rugby teams from across Europe are competing at the Steelers' West Ham home ground on 22nd and 23rd May 2009.


    Steelers Web site : http://www.kxsrfc.com

    and theres the Bingham cup - world competion. Last year in Dublin.

    http://www.binghamcup.com/


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    Mar 22, 2009 6:45 PM GMT
    Anyone else ever get the feeling the only difference between normal sports and gay sports is all the ass grabbing is for real? C'mon guys, you go to play the game and be jackasses, not to get laid, jesus.
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    Mar 23, 2009 5:04 AM GMT
    I went to the Bingham Cup in Dublin. That was such an amazing experience. We got our asses handed to us, but the Steelers did great. Fun times.

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    While I have heard rumors of some gay teams being more about the intra-team mingling and less about the actual sport, my experience is that most gay sports teams aren't about that. The ones I've been involved with, mostly water polo and rugby, are sanctioned by the national/international governing body for the sport and compete regularly against other non-gay teams. Maybe this isn't so true for sports like softball where you can find 30 different gay teams in one city though (and softball is pretty recreational by nature).

    Further, many gay teams have straight members as well. The gay teams tend to be more laid-back and generally more recreational/developmental and welcoming to everyone - unlike some other masters teams that sometimes are so focused on competition that they lose sight of their sport being "just a game" and piss off a lot of good players who just want a good workout and love playing the sport. So, straight friends often feel pretty comfortable and I've seen many get involved organizing events and serving on the executive committees for gay teams.

    I'm not going to pretend that ass-grabbing doesn't happen, but I will say the friends I've made, both gay and straight, through teams I've been on tend to be the strongest friendships and the ones that last the longest. I honestly can't say the same for people I've met at bars/clubs/online.
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    Mar 23, 2009 9:34 PM GMT
    citpolo saidI went to the Bingham Cup in Dublin. That was such an amazing experience. We got our asses handed to us, but the Steelers did great. Fun times.

    @flex89
    While I have heard rumors of some gay teams being more about the intra-team mingling and less about the actual sport, my experience is that most gay sports teams aren't about that. The ones I've been involved with, mostly water polo and rugby, are sanctioned by the national/international governing body for the sport and compete regularly against other non-gay teams. Maybe this isn't so true for sports like softball where you can find 30 different gay teams in one city though (and softball is pretty recreational by nature).

    Further, many gay teams have straight members as well. The gay teams tend to be more laid-back and generally more recreational/developmental and welcoming to everyone - unlike some other masters teams that sometimes are so focused on competition that they lose sight of their sport being "just a game" and piss off a lot of good players who just want a good workout and love playing the sport. So, straight friends often feel pretty comfortable and I've seen many get involved organizing events and serving on the executive committees for gay teams.

    I'm not going to pretend that ass-grabbing doesn't happen, but I will say the friends I've made, both gay and straight, through teams I've been on tend to be the strongest friendships and the ones that last the longest. I honestly can't say the same for people I've met at bars/clubs/online.



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    Mar 23, 2009 9:40 PM GMT
    flex89 saidAnyone else ever get the feeling the only difference between normal sports and gay sports is all the ass grabbing is for real? C'mon guys, you go to play the game and be jackasses, not to get laid, jesus.


    "Your results may vary."

    (I never did like that picture for some reason.)
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    May 10, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    oo my goodness......i want to be on that team... i remembered as a freshman and i got on to my high school team and i just felt lucky to be playing as those guys ..hot... thats when i knew i was gay as i got adrenaline from all the action...hard hitting etc... loved it so this should be interesting.
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    May 10, 2009 7:47 PM GMT
    RuggerATX said
    "Your results may vary."

    (I never did like that picture for some reason.)


    I think it's kinda cute. But it get's WAY overused. I guess it was some ad for a French newspaper playing off stereo types or something.
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  • Bunjamon

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    May 10, 2009 7:54 PM GMT
    NakedDevil said
    RuggerATX said
    "Your results may vary."

    (I never did like that picture for some reason.)


    I think it's kinda cute. But it get's WAY overused. I guess it was some ad for a French newspaper playing off stereo types or something.


    It was for the website "C'est so Paris" ("That's so Paris"), which is now called "Le Nouveau Paris Ile-de-France" ("The New Paris Ile-de-Frace [the region where Paris is]), and it was meant to increase tourism (i.e. GAY tourism, like Paris really needs more of that, puh-lease).
  • westdave

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    Nov 15, 2009 1:42 AM GMT
    NYC has a team....wish I could play on it...but I live outside of New York City in the suburbs....and have little free time...
  • nadaquever_rm

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    Nov 21, 2009 2:14 PM GMT
    I wish there were a team in Pittsburgh. I'm way too small to play, but I'd do anything to help out a team if one formed.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 04, 2009 10:46 AM GMT
    Enjoy the scrum!!!