Bingham Cup Photos: Gareth Thomas, Ben Cohen, the Players & The Queen!

At last, photos en video (above) from the gay-inclusive, international rugby tournament, the Bingham Cup, held in Manchester June 1 – 3 (Great Britain’s Queen’s Diamond Jublee weekend), courtesy of the event’s top sponsor, dating site

Sydney Convicts

Featured in the slideshow are the rugby teams the Kings Cross Steelers (green and blue), the Sydney Convicts (black, blue and white) Straffe Ketten (blue and gold) the Manchester Village Spartans (black, red, yellow) the Chicago Dragons (light blue, red, white) and the Ottawa Wolves.

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Also seen, of course, are gay rugby god Gareth Thomas, Bingham Cup spokesman and StandUp Foundation founder Ben Cohen and Alice Hoagland, mother of Mark Bingham–the Cup’s namesake, San Francisco Fog team member and American hero who died along with fellow passengers bringing down United Airlines Flight 93 on 9/11.

For some great reportage on the Bingham Cup, drop by We’ll leave you with another shot of Bingham Cup winners, the Sydney Convicts.

Sydney Convicts - Bingham Cup 2012 - Story
Sydney Convicts – Bingham Cup 2012