The Vancouver Rogues wrapped up a memorable 2022 Bingham Cup campaign as the squad returned to BC ahead of the new 2022/23 BC Rugby Senior season.
The Rogues entered two teams into the bi-annual world championship of gay and inclusive Rugby: Rogues 1 and Rogues 2 competed in the Bingham Cup and Challenger Cup divisions respectively.
Following a week of grueling practices and match action, both sides can be proud of excellent individual and team performances that helped cement the Rogues as Canada’s top inclusive and gay Rugby team.
Drawn in Pool C of the Bingham Division, Rogues 1 finished third in the pool standings with one victory over the Washington Renegades and defeats to London’s Kings Cross Steelers and the Brisbane Hustlers. Rogues 1 fell 31-7 to the New York Gotham Knights to finish 8th overall in the Bingham Division.
Rogues 2, meanwhile, chalked up two impressive wins against the Boston Ironsides and the Aberdeen-Glasgow Scottish Warriors to finish second in Pool C of the Challenger Cup Division. The Rogues saw off the Ironsides 28-5 and enjoyed a 31-0 shutout win against the Warriors. After qualifying for the Challenger Cup Plate, the Rogues beat Carolina Trash Cats 35-15 to advance to the semi-finals, where they lost out 30-3 to the Ottawa Wolves. However, the Vancouver side finished on a high and beat the New York Gotham Knights 28-0 to claim third place.
Club President and newly appointed BC Rugby Board Director Brennan Bastyovanszky reflects on what has been an excellent tournament for the Vancouver Rogues.
The 2022 Bingham Cup saw 83 Clubs and 1,500 players from 20 countries worldwide compete in Ottawa. View all results and standings here.