Thursday, 7 June 2012

2012 Bingham Cup

Last weekend The Rugby Ref was in Manchester for the 2012 Bingham Cup.

The Bingham Cup is the world championship of gay and inclusive rugby teams and is one of the largest men’s 15-aside rugby union tournament in the sporting calendar outside of the IRB Rugby World Cup. Manchester 2012 will be the sixth Bingham Cup and is officially sponsored by the Rugby Football Union.  Manchester 2012 will be three days celebrating the very best of rugby.

What a fantastic weekend, three days of brilliant rugby.  Never have the RFU values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship been more apparent, than in this competition.  Played in the best and the worst of the English weather this tournament epitomised what rugby is all about.  The quote on the front of the souvenir programme summed it all up......

"The only trophy we won this day was the blood and sweat we left on the pitch...and it was enough."

The Rugby Ref's first match was Melbourne v Seattle, does this class him as an International Referee? 

More information available on the Bingham Cup website HERE.

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