The Sydney Convicts RUFC

The Sydney Convicts are Australia’s first gay and inclusive rugby union club. We were formed in 2004 and are the most successful club to have competed in the Bingham Cup, the world cup of gay rugby. We’ve won the Bingham Cup four times, as well as the Bingham Bowl, Plate and Shield. Each year we compete in our local NSW ‘Subbies’ competition which we have won on five occasions, most recently in 2016.
The Convicts are committed to building a competitive, social and diverse club which welcomes players from all levels of experience. The primary aim is the enjoyment of rugby in a prejudice free environment. Along the way to achieving this goal, the Convicts have broken down barriers and challenged stereotypes, not just on the rugby field but also in the wider community.


We take rugby seriously. Our players come from all levels and backgrounds, and enjoy being part of an inclusive community team. Backed by our amazing coaching, medical and team management crew; we make sure all players are supported to reach their playing potential. Find out how to #comeplay with us in 2017.


We exist thanks to the invaluable support we receive at games and in the community from our supporters and sponsors alike. Since our foundation in 2004 we have put our community at the heart of everything we do. We’d love you to come watch us play, or join us at one of our popular trivia or fundraising nights. Follow us on Facebook or join our mailing list to find out more.

Our Club

As Australia’s first, and the world’s most successful gay and inclusive rugby club we are proud of our past achievements both on and off the field. We put inclusion first with players who identify as gay, straight and bisexual playing together with a common set of values and love of rugby. Check out our history and timeline of achievements to find out more.

Interested in joining the Convicts?

All skill sets and ages are welcome, so why not do it?