Warriors to wear Rainbow Laces on Saturday night
Glasgow Warriors will be showing their support for LGBT equality this weekend, as Dave Rennie’s side sport the iconic Rainbow Laces for Saturday’s meeting with Leinster at Scotstoun.
The campaign, run by Stonewall, champions inclusion in sport and involves teams from all backgrounds across the UK.
The Caledonian Thebans – Scotland’s leading inclusive rugby team – are currently bidding to bring the Bingham Cup to Scotland for the first time; named after Mark Bingham, a gay rugby player who died thwarting the hijacking of UA93 on 9/11, the tournament involves over 120 teams from around the world.
Glasgow Warriors hooker Johnny Matthews joined Edinburgh’s Murray McCallum and Scotland representatives Magnus Bradbury and Megan Gaffney for the official Scottish Rugby launch of the campaign earlier this month, with Scotland Women having worn the laces during last weekend’s meeting with Japan at Scotstoun.
Speaking to scottishrugby.org, Director of Rugby Development, Sheila Begbie, said: “At Scottish Rugby we are really keen to show our support from across the game by wearing Rainbow Laces.
“Our aim is to help highlight the power sport has to bring people together and celebrate LGBT and sport. We want our clubs to be at the heart of their communities to ensure inclusive environments for all.”