OutUK is proud to have been a sponsor of 2004's biggest gay sporting event in the UK - The Bingham Cup. First held in San Francisco in 2002, this was the prestigious international rugby competition for gay and bisexual men, named in remembrance of Mark Bingham, an heroic victim of Sept 11th.

A keen rugby player who played for one of the US's leading gay rugby teams, he was one of the group of passengers who overpowered the hijackers on Flight 93, bringing the plane down before it could hit its intended target, believed to be The White House. The Bingham Cup was held over the May Bank Holiday weekend at London's Esher RFC ground.

The winners were the San Francisco Fog RFC (top), who beat the Manchester Village Spartans (middle) 26-7 in the final. The Fog are Mark's team, and the presentations were made by Alice, Mark's mother. The Bingham Cup Plate was on by Kings Cross Steelers (right) 10-5 after a thrilling final with the Gotham Knights and the Bingham Cup Bowl went to Philadelphia Gryphons.


You can find the full results and all the news and background to
The Bingham Cup by visting their website www.binghamcup.com.

Here are 40 more exciting pictures from this great weekend of rugby.

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