472879_302977883121783_1604538237_oGay rugby team the Sydney Convicts will be baring all to raise funds ahead of their hosting the Bingham Gay Rugby World Cup next year.

The Convicts will be raising funds to defend their Bingham Cup title and field three teams for the first time at the annual Rugger Bugger fundraiser at the Midnight Shift on Oxford St on Saturday, June 15.

Convicts Co-President David Whittaker said the fundraiser would help the team in their ongoing efforts to combat homophobia in rugby.

“The Sydney Convicts challenge intolerance, homophobia and bigotry in sport and in the wider community. There have been significant gains in diversity in sport in the ten years the Convicts have been playing rugby but unfortunately there is still a lot of work to be done,” Whittaker said.

The Convicts will be hosting the Bingham Cup, the world’s largest gay rugby tournament, in August 2014 after taking the 2012 title in Manchester.

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