It's been a while since my last gay sport ranking - but the World Cup is here - and even though I haven't watched a match, I figured it needed to be rated. So with a complete lack of insight I give you 'How Gay is Rugby Union?'.
Well, despite the promotions (above), and the exceptionally homoerotic Dieux du Stade calendars... the sport itself doesn't seem to be particularly gay. Unless of course you play for one of the world's gay union clubs...
It's a contact sport - so it's very up close and personal, though that might not be in such a pleasant way much of the time (I watch it and I feel like I'm at work.) The culture tends to be very 'yeah mate', 'what a hot sheila' , 'd'ya see them pair a tits?' ... But you do get to have some close up locker room / shower experiences with some potentially very hot men though, and I'm sure in a big team you'll have at least a few others who are watching more than the soap in the showers... 3 stars
If players like those from the calendar are frequently on field - then there's a lot of reason to root for them! I tend to be more an AFL man myself - it's the tall men in it I guess that magnetise me, but from what I have seen - the rugby men who are working their way to the top grades are the most spectatable, rather than the ones who have been there a while. Overall, it's a bit of hit and miss in the spectator stakes. 2 1/2 stars