Rugby team goes Full Monty to raise money to attend gay world cup rugby tournament

Over sixty LGBTQ inclusive rugby teams will descend upon Amsterdam this weekend to compete in the 2018 Bingham Cup, a gay rugby world cup tournament.

Of course, traveling to Amsterdam isn’t cheap. That’s why the Sydney Convicts, an gay inclusive team from Australia, recently decided to host a raunchy little fundraiser to raise money for their travel expenses.

Rugger Bugger is an annual “Full Monty” style fundraiser featuring the team’s rookie players.

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“It is a chance to just let loose and put on a show,” team member Eliot Hastie tells Gay Star News. “It is always a lot of fun and Convicts get our new members to be the stars of the show.”

In addition to raising cash for the team, Hastie says it’s a good “bonding experience” for rookies. Think of it like a team initiation sorta thing.

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“It really helps them to bond with each other and it is always an amazing experience,” he says. “Of course they get nervous, but they are excited and happy to be there.”

The 2018 Bingham Cup tournament runs from Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10 in Amsterdam.