The team are currently first in the University of Salford Division 5 East on points difference after wins against Tyldesley 3 (14 – 36), Littleborough 3 (24 – 14) and Aldwinians 5 (76 – 10).

“This is a great start to a very important season for the Spartans as we gear up to host the Bingham Cup in June 2012” said Matthew Whitely, 1st team captain.

The 2012 Bingham Cup (commonly referred to as the “Gay Rugby World Cup”) will take place in Manchester, UK, between 1st and 3rd June 2012. The Bingham Cup is the world championship of gay and inclusive rugby teams and is the largest men’s 15-aside rugby union tournament in the sporting calendar outside of the IRB Rugby World Cup. Manchester 2012 will be the sixth Bingham Cup and is officially sponsored by the Rugby Football Union.

“We’ve had a massive influx of new players and interest shown in the club since we announced that we beat Sydney in the bid to host the Bingham Cup. It’s great that we’re putting gay sport and rugby in general on the map for the whole world to see and we’re looking forward to developing a 2nd team from the new recruits that we’ve attracted so far.” Said Dean Bee, 1st team vice captain.

The Village Spartans train on Monday and Wednesday evenings 7-9pm and play on Saturdays. They’re always looking for new players so get for more info go to their website, Facebook or twitter.

Web: www.villagespartans.co.uk

Twitter: @MVSRUFC

Facebook Group: Manchester Village Spartans Rugby Club

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