Rugby guys are some of the hottest men on the planet. They’re big, beefy, athletic piles of muscle, and they often have a more liberal approach than other sportsmen when it comes to man on man contact.
Here’s the Queerty guide to hot rugby men:
1. Rugby guys look good wet
You may have already guessed this, but we have confirmation here. On Sunday night (March 30th), the New Zealand Sevens Rugby Team beat England 26-7 in 2014 Hong Kong Sevens Tournament.
They celebrated with a ‘haka’ — a traditional war dance from the Maori people of New Zealand that is now used by the national rugby teams before/after a game:
2. Rugby guys love making naked calendars
This fantastic trend began in 2009 with Parisian team, Les Dieux du Stade. Here’s a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the 2014 calendar:
And the video for their 2013 calendar is pretty awesome too…
Now there are tons of sexy rugby calendars – here’s one from Italy (just try to ignore the cheesy rock music soundtrack).
There are also sexy calendars from gay rugby teams too. Which brings us to our next point…
3. There are lots of gay rugby teams around the world.
The first gay rugby team, London’s Kings Cross Steelers, turn 20 next year. They’ve got a pretty sexy video made up of stills from their calendar:
Every two years, The Bingham Cup, affectionally known as the Gay Rugby World Cup takes place in a host city – this year it’s taking place in Sydney:
Here’s the promo video:
4. Rugby guys make excellent straight allies
There are some fantastic straight allies in the form of rugby players. Take Ben Cohen — he retired from professional rugby to work full-time on his Stand Up Foundation — a charity dedicated to eliminating homophobia from schools and sport.
Here’s a behind the scenes look at Ben’s calendar:
5. ‘Straight’ rugby guys like kissing each other when they’re drunk
This documentary from the UK followed two rugby teams on a night out. These guys drink a lot, even by British standards, and when they’re drunk, they’re up for pretty much anything. Head to 11:00 if you want to see the action straight away.
Now this next one isn’t real, but it’s pretty hot viewing regardless. There was a very sexy rugby advert for the ‘Jawbone’ phone accessory. It was banned in the USA. The guys kissing are actors, but the rugby team is real: