Ontario Clubs Shine At Bingham Cup In Ottawa

August 24, 2022


Ontario Clubs Shine At Bingham Cup In Ottawa 

Photo Credit: Amanda Tom & Ben Gronfors

(OTTAWA, ON) -  The 2022 Bingham Cup came to a close on Sunday, marking the end of a week- long rugby celebration. Over 1700 athletes from 58 teams from across the globe came to Canada's capital to compete and celebrate inclusive rugby . The hosts of the event, the Ottawa Wolves were one of five Canadian 2SLGBTQ+ inclusive rugby clubs who competed in the event. The Wolves were joined by Ontario Clubs Muddy York RFC and Rainbow Griffins RFC, British Columbia Club the Vancouver Rogues and Quebec's Montreal Armada. The week featured competition, celebration and education showcasing the best attributes the sport of rugby has to offer.

"With the opportunity to attend several events during Bingham Cup Week in Ottawa, I would like to congratulate the organizing committee on delivering a fantastic experience for all players, coaches, match officials, volunteers and supporters that took part,” said Myles Spencer, Rugby Ontario CEO.  “Rugby Ontario has a vision of “Rugby for All” and the Bingham Cup Ottawa 2022 embodied this from start to finish and will leave a lasting legacy for our sport and inclusion in rugby in Ottawa and throughout Ontario.”

In the Women’s tournament, the Ottawa Wolves defeated the New York Village Lions 14-10 to capture the first ever Amanda Cup. The Wolves defeated fellow Ontario Club, the Rainbow Griffins in the Semi-Final round. On the Men’s side, the Ottawa Wolves and Muddy York RFC fielded teams in the Challenger Division. After going undefeated in the group stage, the Ottawa Wolves earned one of the top seeds in the knockout stage, making it all the way to the Challenger Cup Final falling to the Baltimore Flamingos. Following a 1-2 group stage record, Muddy York RFC entered the Challenger Bowl bracket in the knockout stage. In the Challenger Bowl Final, Muddy York RFC defeated Australian side, the Perth Rams, to capture the Challenger Bowl title. In the Challenger Shield competition, an international team that consisted of members of Rainbow Griffins called "Preston-Brighton-Toronto Snakes on a Plane" took home the title, winning all three playoff matches.

Congratulations to the Ottawa Wolves, Muddy York RFC and Rainbow Griffins RFC on a fantastic week. Rugby Ontario would like to recognize the Ottawa Wolves and the Bingham Cup Ottawa hosting committee for their tireless efforts to host the event.  

For more information on the Bingham Cup and to view the full results, click here.


Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to lead, support and promote Rugby for All from communities to clubs to province. This mission signals a movement toward creating a more cohesive, supportive and progressive sporting environment that is responsive to the needs of all members.

To learn more, visit https://www.rugbyontario.com/




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