Bingham Cup Champions, Sydney Convicts, have made the finals of their local competition (Nicholson Cup) for the second year running. The Convicts returned victorious from Manchester in June with the world cup of gay rugby, the Bingham Cup.
Since their return, the Convicts A side hasn’t lost a game in the local comp, the Nicholson Cup, and has finished the regular season at third on the ladder. This is a great result given the Convicts forfeited two games while they were in Manchester. Last year the Convicts made it all the way through to the semi-finals before going down by just a point to the eventual trophy winners.
The Convicts remain the only gay team in the world to have won their local competition, winning the Halligan Cup in 2005 and 2006. The Convicts B side, which won the Bingham Bowl in Manchester, side finished its season in the top five in the Halligan Cup in 2012.
Convicts President, Dave Whittaker said, “It’s been a great year on the paddock for the Convicts. The Manchester success was something we’ve worked toward as a club for two years and is tremendously rewarding. We’d love to top the year off with a win in the Nicholson Cup.”
The Convicts play their first final on Saturday against eastern suburbs neighbours, Waverley, at 11.20am Deerubbin Park, Cornwallis Rd, Windsor.
“We are very grateful for the support we get from the community. We know Windsor is a long way for our supporters to travel, but we’d love to see a few make it out to cheer the boys on this Saturday,” added Whittaker.
Sydney Convicts vs Waverley
Date: 25 August 2012
Location: Deerubbin Park, Cornwallis Rd, Windsor
Kick Off: 11:20am