The Sydney Convicts have missed out on a third consecutive Bingham Cup title, going down to the New York Gotham Knights 18-15 in a very tight grand final in Minneapolis that finished less than an hour ago.

Last night the side’s number 2 side took out the grand final of the Bingham Bowl, defeating the Washington Renegades 10-7.

In the Plate grand final the boys played a confident game leading on the scoreboard for the entire match. Up by 10 points at half time, they held the Renegades scoreless till the final second.

Day one of the competition on Saturday saw the Convicts 2 score convincing wins over the Seattle Quake (47-0) and the San Diego Armada (59-0) to move through to the next round.

The Convicts 1, looking for their third consecutive Bingham Cup, posted effortless wins over the Chicago Dragons (74-0) and the Atlanta Bucks (84-0) in a show of strength and determination to hold on to their title as the world champion gay rugby union side.

Day two results were a mixed bag.

The Convicts 2 lost their first match against the Washington B-side (3-0), before coming back to defeat the Atlanta Bucks (22-3).

On the same day the Convicts 1 continued its push towards the finals with wins over Washington A (7-3) and the Manchester Spartans (29-0).

Both sides moved through to the semi-finals and Convicts 2 pushed through to the next round with an easy 29-0 trouncing for the Chicago Dragons.

The Convicts 1 came up against old rivals the San Francisco Fog in their semi-finals and took out the match 3-0 after some touch on-field encounters.

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