Historic agreement signed between World Rugby and International Gay Rugby

World Rugby and the International Gay Rugby have signed an agreement to team up to promote equality and inclusivity in rugby. They will colaborate to fight homophobia in our sport and to educate rugby players and supporters in tolerance and respect. Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding, World…


Volunteer for the Union Cup 2015!

Our team is hosting the Union Cup2015 Brussels on 21-24th May. This is the European tournament for gay and inclusive rugby teams. Our tournament  will definitely need many volunteers to assist us in all areas, including: setup, coordination, information desk, line referees, general support, security, setup and takedown, tour guides, hosts,…


Join the Straffe Ketten in 2015!

First Monday of the year: the perfect day to start with all the New Year resolutions that we have all prepared. Among all of them, a classic one is to hit the gym more often, to move towards a more healthy lifestyle, to get rid of those extra kilos gained with the…


Black Star 2 Charleroi 15 – 13 Straffe Ketten

Last Sunday we came back from Charleroi with empty hands. We had victory within our grasp but it escaped us in the last minutes of the match. However, the impression from off the pitch was good. The hard work of the forwards with strong scrums and good line outs that…

First part of the season over. An overview

Last Sunday Nov 16th we came back from Namur with a hard-fought victory against the second team of the XV Namur. The result, Namur XV 2   7-13    Straffe Ketten, proves that the match was very open, and any team could have won. But the Straffe Ketten believed in this victory…

Straffe Ketten standing against homophobic abuse during last England – New Zeland match

Last Saturday November 8th, sad incidents happened at Twickenham stadium (and we do not refer to the defeat of the English national team against the All Blacks). During that matchm referee Nigel Owens was once again the target of homophobic abuse, as refered by an espectator that took action and…

Straffe Ketten in the Brussels Pride

Straffe Ketten at the Brussels Pride

The annual Gay Pride on May 17th was a blast with an estimated 100,000 people out on the sunny streets of Brussels. Of course, the Straffe Ketten joined, wearing the rugby shirt with pride. And proud we were, showing off our new banner ‘Union Cup is coming to Brussels’, coinciding…

party 23/11/2013

A calendar and a party!

Did you enjoy our wild parties at Smouss in 2011, 2012 and 2013? On Saturday 23rd November, join us at Biberium (Cantersteen 55, Brussels) and party all night with the models of our 2014 Straffe Ketten calendar, and all players! Join & share the Facebook event page for the party….


2014 photo calendar out soon!

Check out the teaser video for our 2014 photo calendar, shot by Norton Cooper! Presales will start soon. Thx to Jean-Yves Legendre for the video!


Start of season 2013-2014

Ready for the next season??? We’re back on the training grounds on Thursday, August 1st! For six weeks we’ll prepare for our second season in the LBFR league with our new coach Samuel Drai. Same place, same time: we’re training at Kituro in Schaerbeek, 19:45 in the changing room, 20:00 sharp…


Straffe Ketten RFC to host 2015 Union Cup in Brussels

Brussels to host 2015 Union Cup The Union Cup is Europe’s largest gay and gay-friendly rugby tournament. In 2015 it will take place in Brussels, as local team Staffe Ketten RFC won the right to host the event. This was announced on Saturday 25 May in Bristol, UK. The Brussels…


The Union Cup in Brussels in 2015?

Rugger friends from all over Europe! The Straffe Ketten would love to welcome you guys to Belgium for the 2015 Union Cup! With its growing love for rugby, its lively gay scene, its fantastic beers, its stunning architecture and its ideal location at the crossroads of Europe, Brussels would be the…

Les Straffe Ketten plaquent la radio

Hier, Sean et Jean-Yves étaient sur La Première, dans l’émission “On n’est pas rentré”! Ils se sont beaucoup amusés avec les chroniqueurs, qui ont beaucoup aimé l’idée des Straffe Ketten. Vous pouvez réécouter ça sur le site de la RTBF, et télécharger le podcast pour vos archives historiques! Voyez aussi…

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