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Sydney beats San Francisco to win gay rugby world championship

MANCHESTER, England -- Gay Australian rugby team the Sydney Convicts have taken home the 2012 Bingham Cup, becoming gay rugby champions of the world.

They beat the San Francisco Fog 22 to 5 to win the accolade in Manchester this weekend.

The three-day tournament, which took place in Manchester, saw 37 teams from 12 countries compete.

Named in honour of Mark Bingham, a gay rugby player who died on United Flight 93 in September 11, the biennial tournament sees teams from cities rather than countries take part.

The Manchester Bingham Cup was the games’ sixth incarnation and the largest yet with more than 1300 players and supporters attending.

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