Bash About 2020 cancelled

Dear Rugger friends,

we have been discussing this at great length, but there is no other solution at this point: due to the recent developments we sadly feel compelled to cancel the Berlin BashAbout event and tournament for the beginning of May! We are opting to find an alternative date this summer or autumn when we all have hopefully overcome the current epidemic!
In practice:

In order to contain the spreading of the corona-virus (Sars-CoV-2) the state-government of Berlin (Senat), has recently prohibited any kind of public sports-event, public venues such as schools, theatres and clubs have been closed, and events with an attendance of more than 50 persons are not allowed. All these measures apply at least until the 19. April, but might be extended for an unforseeable period of time. In addition the federal government is restricting travelling and closing some borders.

We feel we cannot continue organising the event as we are uncertain of how long these measures will be in place, and whether they will be extended, which would factually make it impossible to hold the event. Even if the situation should improve within the next weeks (which seems improbable), we think that it will be too difficult and stressful for participants to organise their travel in those restricted circumstances, and for us to organise the event before the 1st of May.
Therefore we decided to cancel now to also cut the losses for everyone involved. This includes:

  • People who have registered and payed the fee for the event will be reimbursed immediately. We will contact you personally via email.
  • We are considering a different date for the 2020 Berlin BashAbout, possibly the weekend of the 26. July (Gay Pride), or the weekend of the 16. August (simultaneously to the Bingham Cup). However, due to the unforeseeable development of the Corona crises we are not able to fix a date yet.
    Stay safe, respect your local health advisory (wash hands!), and look out for our future updates on the event. We hope we´ll be able to play with you again soon!

Erik Kenny for the Berlin Bruisers

Lastly, the board of the Berlin Bruisers would like to thank our befriended local rugby club RK03 very much for providing us with a great venue and for supporting us in running the Bash about 2020 for a fourth consecutive time. Even though there has been a set back and we have not been able to confirm a new date yet, without your hospitality it would not be imaginable at all – thank you!
Furthermore, we would like to thank the Bash about 2020 organizational team: Welpe, Gonzo, Timothy, Guillaume, Rodolfo, Ben, Robert, John, Magin, Julian, Rachel, AJ, Uli, Nico, and foremost our Bash about 2020 project manager Erik, for all the incredible work you have put in. We sincerely hope that all you have organised so far and worked on so tirelessly can be picked up again later this year to make it become reality. In any case, your work has been invaluable to the club as it also lifted work load from the board who could focus on other important projects within the club. We and the whole club have to thank you for that!


Berlin Bruisers’s Violet Variete: Gaelic Glamour

Saturday March 30th at SchwuZ.

Entrance from 20.00, show from 21.00-23.30 (sharp)  
After the show, you can stay in SchwuZ for the following event: Buttcocks  

Pre-sale of tickets HERE  

The Berlin Bruisers – the first gay and inclusive rugby team in Germany – are going to participate in the Union Cup, the biggest European rugby tournament for gay and inclusive rugby, this year in Dublin. And they need your support to properly represent Berlin! Come and join them in a night full of jaw-dropping and unforgettable performances. As it is now a tradition, the sexy Berlin Bruisers are putting together a new edition of their beloved, wild and crazy Violet Varieté, happening on March 30th in SchwuZ. It will be an evening of spectacular performance, ranging from comedy to live music, draglesque, acrobatics, and some sexy surprises. An evening filled with glamorous artists and also with the sexy Berlin Bruisers – the most colorful german rugby team.

The night will be hosted by Gieza Poke, “Berlin’s only power-top pan-sexual former-Scottish-daytime-TV-fitness-sensation”. At her side: none other than Liliana Velasquez, the fabulous Berlin comedian. The line up is nothing short of spectacular and includes: The Darwish will seduce you with his belly dance, Ben MacLean will make you laugh out loud with his insights into Berlin’s gay life, Dunja von K will hypnotize you with her hula hoops, Fannie Haedäk will show what a queen and a chair together can do, Nana Schewitz will push the boundaries of drag, Feline & Strange will delight your ears with local Berlin-made tunes, and Lola Rose will surprise you with some lovely tunes. And finally as it is now a tradition – the Berlin Bruisers will be on the stage. And they’re ready to lose their clothes! Our timeless tradition – the Bruisers Striptease – will leave you begging for more!


Match BSC Bruisers vs. Rugby Club Leipzig, 14th April 2018

BSC Bruisers are eluded by victory in their first home match of the year as they come up 5:50 against Rugby Club Leipzig II . Man of the match goes to point scorer Pierre. Extra special thanks go to Guillermo for spirited and artful action on the sideline.

In ihrem ersten Heimspiel der Rückrunde unterliegen die BSC Bruisers dem Rugby Club Leipzig II mit 5:50. Mann des Tages geht an Pierre. Vielen Dank auch an Guillermo für engagierte und kunstvolle Fahnenkunst an der Seitenlinie. 


Berlin Bruisers’ Big Bingo Bonanza

Eyes down and pens poised for rollicking night of big balls and mayhem at the Berlin Bruisers’ Big Bingo Bonanza!! There will be madness, naked boys and the inimitable Miss Lola Rose as your host – you know she’s got your number 😉

All funds raised will be to help send the boys off to the Bingham Cup – the World Cup of gay and inclusive rugby that takes place in Amsterdam in June. And we need every cent!

So come prepared to play and win on Tuesday, the 27th of March at 9 pm at Toast Hawaii (Danziger Str. 1, 10435 Berlin) in beautiful Prenzlauer Berg.

Invite all your friends, family and supporters of the greatest gay and inclusive rugby team in Germany!!

See you there!



SG Berlin Irish / Trebbin vs BSC Bruisers 14.10.2017

(Deutsch unten)

The BSC Bruisers are on their first winning streak in their history after beating SG Irish/Trebbin 51:0. Next weekend the Bruisers will travel to Cologne for the Virgin Cup. We are  looking forward to it and to the next match at home against Stahl Hennigsdorf on October 29th .

Die BSC Bruisers starten die erste Siegesserie ihrer Geschichte und schlagen die SG Irish/Trebbin 51:0. Am kommenden Wochenende reisen die Bruisers nach Köln zum Virgin Cup. Wir freuen uns darauf und auf das nächste Heimspiel gegen Stahl Hennigsdorf am 29. Oktober.