(Hunky antipodal gay jocks modeling underwear, a bit of cheap language play, but otherwise not much to shock kids or the sexually modest.)

From the Daily Jocks people today, Aussie gruggerwear (gay rugby underwear) packaged into a calendar so you can take one for the team:

(#1) For the Melbourne Chargers Rugby Union Football Club

From the ad copy:

DailyJocks are proud new sponsors of the Melbourne Chargers LGBT Rugby team!

We have collaborated to create a hot calendar featuring the Charger Boys!


Meanwhile, the team’s statement of purpose:


The Melbourne Chargers formed in 2009 with the purpose of creating a rugby team where new players could learn the game in an accepting environment and players who had left the sport because of their sexuality could play openly.

We aim to contribute to the promotion and development of the sport of Rugby Union in Victoria and to provide a new and diverse social opportunity for same-sex attracted people.

The Chargers are part of a much larger international movement, in this case one associated with the Bingham Cup (as in #2):

The Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament or the Bingham Cup is a biennial international, non-professional, gay rugby union tournament [sponsored by the International Gay Rugby association], first held in 2002. It is named after Mark Bingham, who died on board United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed during the September 11, 2001 attacks .
The most recent tournament was held in Nashville, Tennessee, in May 2016.

(Just to remind you: in the current sporting world, there are three types of rugby football (as opposed to American or Canadian gridiron football): rugby union, rugby league (both originally English), and Australian rules football.)

I’ll sign off with a group photo of the Sydney Convicts, Bingham winner in 2012:


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