Gay Rugby Players Take It All Off For Testicular Cancer Awareness

Players – 52 | Clothes – 0

Six gay-inclusive rugby teams in the U.K. had players strip off all their clothes for a 2018 calendar meant to raise money and awareness for testicular cancer.

TNRP: Swansea Vikings

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Proceeds from calendar sales will be split between the participating clubs and Great Britain’s Balls To Cancer charity, which raises funds for male cancer awareness and education.

TNRP: Kings Cross Steelers

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The six participating teams were the Kings Cross Steelers, Swansea Vikings, Northampton Outlaws, Newcastle Ravens, Edinburgh Thebans and Manchester Village Spartans, and they had a combined total of 52 players offering to get naked for the shoot.

TNRP: Northampton Outlaws

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Photographer Monty McKinnen snapped the pictures for the calendar and said on the project’s website that he admires the players for baring it all.

“Turning up to each club was a challenge, as we didn’t know who the players would be, or how comfortable they’d be when we asked them to strip and get up close to pose with each other,” McKinnen shared.

TNRP: Manchester Village Spartans

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“It turned out in the end they didn’t need much encouragement,” he added. “In fact, at one club, we turned around to find them all standing there naked on the pitch before I’d even got the camera out!”

TNRP: Newcastle Ravens

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Head here for more information and to pick up a calendar of your own.
 

 

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