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Thalys Cup 2013: Amsterdam Lowlanders v Brussels Straffe Ketten

Thalys Cup 2013 Amsterdam Lowlanders v Brussels Straffe Ketten

Thalys Cup 2013: Amsterdam Lowlanders v Brussels Straffe Ketten

130413: Thalys Cup 2013: Amsterdam Lowlanders v Brussels Straffe Ketten.

This weekend the two Gay teams from the Lowlands went into battle for the Thalys Cup. The cup started last year, 2012, and will be held yearly between the Lowlanders from Amsterdam and the Straffe Ketten from Brussels. Brussels were fighting to hold on the the cup which they won in 2012. A fast and dynamic match saw the Lowlanders take the cup with score 38 to 22.

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Bingham Cup 2012 (Manchester)

Lowlanders : Bingham Cup 2012

Bingham Cup 2012 held in Manchester, England.

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Day 1

01: Opening Ceremony

02: Amsterdam Lowlanders – Warm-Up

03: Golden Bisons (ENG/USA) v Amsterdam Lowlanders

04: Ottawa Wolves (CAN) v Sparta Kings (ENG)

06: Straffe Ketten (BEL) v Charlotte Royals (USA)

09: Amsterdam Lowlanders v Manchester Village Spartans2 (ENG)

Day 2

14: Amsterdam Lowlanders v Boston Ironside (USA)

17: Rebelyon (FRA) v Stockholm Berserkers (SWE)

18: Amsterdam Lowlanders v Madison Minotaurs (USA)

Day 3

21: Amsterdam Lowlanders v Golden Bisons (UK/USA)

Photos will take a bit of time to process as its the heavy tournament season and I’m shooting most weekends. I’ll fit them in when I can.

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Thalys Cup 2012: Brussels Straffe Ketten v Amsterdam Lowlanders

Straffe Ketten v Lowlanders. Thalys Cup

Meanwhile on the other side of Brussels, the second of two international Rugby matches was taking Place. The battle between the Low Countries continues, Belgium is again confronting The Netherlands as the two Gay Rugby teams from Brussels and Amsterdam go head to head for the newly founded Thalys Cup.

This was the Thalys Cups inaugural match and will be contested when ever the Staffe Ketten (Brussels) confront the Lowlanders (Amsterdam).

Result for the first match: Straffe Ketten 12 v 5 Lowlanders

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Thalys Cup 2013


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Thebans Rugby Clinic 2011, Edinburgh

Thebans Rugby Clinic 2011, Edinburgh

Thebans Rugby Clinic 2011, Edinburgh.

Set01: New Town Bar, and Fluffy Bunny (* see below)

Set02: The Clinic and Clogs

Set03: Kangaroo Court (* see below)

Set04: Shipwreckers (* see below)

Set05: Newcastle Ravens v Bristol Bisons

Set06: Manchester Spartans v Euros

Set07: Bristol Bisons v Amsterdam Lowlanders

Set08: Euros v Thebans

Set09: Amsterdam Lowlanders v Newcastle Ravens

Set10: Thebans v Manchester Spartens

Set11: Bristol Bisons v Thebans (Final)

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Lowlanders Rugby Clinic, Amsterdam

Lowlanders Rugby Clinic, Amsterdam

As part of the Gay Pride weekend in Amsterdam, the ARC Lowlanders held a rugby clinic in Sarphatipark, Amsterdam. The event was well attended by a number of guys and gals from various dutch clubs and a nice hand full from the Lowlanders brothers, Straffe Ketten, from Brussels.

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Union Cup 2011: Amsterdam: Day 1 & 2

Union Cup 2011

The ARC Lowlanders hosted the Union Cup 2011, over a long weekend of 2-5 June 2011. Where 12 European teams from Belgium, England, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal and Scotland (that’s around 250 rugbyers) fought over two days of hard rugby to win the two trophy’s, one for the 15’s and one 10’s divisions.

The 15’s was won by the Kings Cross Steelers from London, and the 10’s by Montpellier from France.

The Union Cup is a European Gay male rugby tournament held every two years, previous years being, Copenhagen, London and Montpellier. This time round it was Amsterdam, and the Lowlanders did a fantastic professional job of organisation, including great weather with  sun and temperature in the high 20’s.


Set01: Odeon photo presentation.

Set03: Lisbon v Amsterdam

Set04: Montpellier v London10

Set05: Edinburgh v Lyon

Set06: Paris v London10

Set07: Lyon v Bristol

Set08: Manchester v Amsterdam

Set09: London15 v Brussels

Set10: Team Photos

Set13: Manchester v Dublin

Set14: London15 v Amsterdam

Set15: Lisbon v Brussels

Set16: Amsterdam v Lisbon

Set17: Brussels v Dublin

Set18: Paris v London10 : 10s Plate

Set19: Bristol v Montpellier : 10s Cup Final

Set20: London15 v Manchester : 15s Cup Final


For photos : Union Cup 2013, in Bristol, Click here.

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