Founding member Richie Whyte said yesterday: "I imagine that some straight teams, when they come to play against a gay team will think, 'We're not going to be beaten by this bunch of pansies', so they'll play a very hard game. The Emerald Warriors will travel to the UK later this month to compete in the gay rugby world cup. This tournament is called the Bingham Cup, and is named after Mark Bingham, a US rugby player who died after tackling the hijackers of United Airlines Flight 91 during the September 11 attacks, preventing the plane from reaching its intended target at Washington.
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Wales will too, as will those in the France team. Even some Australians will be wearing them at Twickenham. Which puts the spotlight firmly on Israel Folau.
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The put-downs and quips delivered by Welsh referee Nigel Owens have become a thing of legend in rugby, and more could arrive on Saturday when he takes charge of the Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia. The year-old Owens is famous for being one of the few openly gay men in sports, but less well-known is his past in stand-up comedy and acting on stage as a youngster. He is in demand as a speaker on the after-dinner or social-club circuit.