Rugby: Homoerotic?

First of all, is there a sport out there more homoerotic than rugby?  For me, well maybe baseball and/or lacrosse, but rugby, I think is still at the top.  My roommate in college played for our local rugby team, and he used to tell me about some of the traditions (such as ZULU, which was running around the pitch (field) naked after scoring your first try (points) and I used to have the camera of the pics of his ZULU, but I think he took it with him when he went home.  He was a sexy mofo, and I would have loved to have been there for that.)
Anyway, memories aside, I have to tell you guys about SHU Rugby.  SHU Rugby has been doing a nude fundraising calendar since 2001, and they have gotten me hot and bothered since then.  The guys at SHU Rugby were kind enough to let me use some of their pictures and to promote their Calendars and DVDs.  If you click on the link for SHU Rugby, you can purchase Calendars, Making of DVDs, and Photo CDs.  They are quite reasonably priced to ranging from £4.00-£7.00 + shipping and handling.  I know once you seen some of these pictures you will want one for yourself.  And if you scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and click “more” there is a little exclusive for you guys.
I know this sounds like an advertisement, and basically it is, but I am not getting anything out of this.  The proceeds from the calendars and DVDs go to the club development fund which pays for training equipment, new kit, referee fees, coach, travel etc.  It also helps them to subsidize club fees so that they don’t lose players because a player can’t afford to come and play for them, and it also helps towards the fees for the coaching team.  It seems to be a great fundraiser for SHU Rugby and these pics are certainly “raising” something for me, and I hope for you too.  Enjoy the pics below and go help out SHU Rugby.
Click “more” below for the exclusive.

Here is the exclusive that I mentioned before.  This picture is a preview for their upcoming 2012 calendar.  I was told that this picture has not been released to anyone yet, so you will see it here first.  WOW!  My first exclusive (Actually, this picture was on my other blog first, but for those who did not see it there, this will be your first look).  Enjoy…

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7 responses to “Rugby: Homoerotic?

  • WranglerMan

    Yes, my friend, rugby is homoerotic, and just about the best damned game ever! Rugby League is even more so!On a more serious note, a personal hero is Gareth Thomas! He has had more impact on the world of sport and acceptance of the LGBT community than any other professional athlete today. Straight allies include Ben Cohen and Nick Youngquest. I believe that there is more acceptance of gays in this sport than in any popular American professional sport. For pure enjoyment though:

  • Ace

    I think That as far as outward homoerotic sports go, rugby has got to be one of the top. But for homoerotic behind the scenes, I must say that swimming takes the cake. I have so many stories of guys on the swim team who are totally hetero doing some not so straight things that it isn't even funny. The simple fact that we used to help shave each other and spent most of our time together naked felt pretty homoerotic at the time.-Ace

  • JoeBlow

    Gareth Thomas is a great rugby hero. It takes a lot of balls (no pun intended) to come out as he has. I am also glad that players like Ben Cohen and Nick Youngquest have become straight allies. I loved the video, btw.Ace, your comment about swimmers reminded me of a moment in my life a few years ago. I was in the locker room after a workout at my college gym. The locker room sat between the workout center and the natatorium. I had sat in the sauna for a while and then took a shower. As I walked out of the shower, there was this hot young man with that perfect swimmers build in his speedo. Just as I stepped out of the shower with my towel around my waist, he dropped his speedo and was about to walk into the shower. (This bit is a little more graphic than usual, but…) I swear he had the biggest piece of equipment and low hanging balls, I had ever seen. The whole package was perfect. I just stood stunned for a second, thinking my God, if there had been any shrinkage he was colossally hung. Anyway, I had to blink myself out of my shock, because it was soon to be obvious how aroused I was, no matter how much I tried to hide it behind my towel. I still dream about that beauty every once in a while.

  • Ace

    Honestly, he might have taken it as a compliment. Or at least, some of the guys on my team would have. Most swimmers seem pretty open about sexuality and stuff which is why on my college team I was always confused that the other gay kid on the team wouldn't come out to us. The other guys were totally cool with the gay thing. But yeah, that is a sexy picture you paint.-Ace

  • JoeBlow

    Ace, he might have. I think he may have been showing off on purpose. If I had his equipment, I sure would use every opportunity to show it off. I'm glad to hear that most of the guys on your swim team were cool with the gay thing.

  • Loki's Log

    Rugby, water polo, wrestling and gymnastics are all pretty homoerotic if you ask me. I also think that MMA is high on the list (i posted about this as well) and I understand that gay bars in NYC now play videos of the fights. Any sport where the athlete is competing with skimpy or tight uniforms is prone to this kind of adulation I think. I was super self-conscious about my cock size as a you. Athlete but fortunately my brothers, who were also hung, helped me to get over that anxiety.

  • JoeBlow

    I agree, Loki. All of the sports where they wear skimpy and tight uniforms are homoerotic.

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