Gay rugby team branches out into club nights

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After winning the European Championship last year in Copenhagen and securing the right to host the contest in 2009, what next for London’s leading gay rugby team?

Ruggercub is the answer. From next Sunday the Kings Cross Steelers will be hosting their new club night at the Two Brewers in Clapham.

The monthly event is aimed at “rugby boys and their followers.”

The launch party on 9th March 2008 features special guest DJ Andy Bell of Erasure fame.

Neil Pyper, the Kings Cross Steelers events manager, told

“The whole concept of Ruggercub is something fun and different for a Sunday night, with the chance to party with the boys and meet up with like-minded guys and gals.”

The Kings Cross Steelers were formed in 1995, and were the first gay rugby team to play under the Union code.

The 2009 European Championships host venue will be West Ham FC’s home ground.

Rugby teams from across Europe will compete for the biennial championship title between May 22nd and 23rd next year.