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Australian Rugby League Brothers Sam and Thomas Burgess Fight Homophobia: VIDEO


Sam and Thomas Burgess, who play for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, released a video in conjunction with the Bingham Cup's 'Out in the Field' study of anti-discrimination in sports.

Says Sam in the clip: "I don’t see why there should be any discrimination about colour, sexuality, your heritage or where you’re from. Sport is a great thing, and it brings people from all different aspects of life together, so why should your sexuality be a problem? The only way we are going to understand the issue is if people get out there and tell their story so we can help fix it.”

Adds Thomas: "I think discrimination in sport is old fashioned. We're very passionate about the game. We have lots of gay friends."

Watch the clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Blondie Bondi there is a speedo.
    Yeah I've been a fan a while without ever having seen either do what it is they play there.

    Posted by: MIke | Jun 1, 2014 5:40:34 PM

  2. These homos should come out and not stay in closet while urging others to be braver than they are.

    Posted by: litper | Jun 1, 2014 5:44:33 PM

  3. Nice looking blokes

    Posted by: jarago | Jun 1, 2014 6:33:25 PM

  4. Go search for pictures of their brother George. You can thank me later.

    Posted by: JohninBR | Jun 1, 2014 7:32:40 PM

  5. There are 4 brothers; Sam, Luke, and the identical twins George and Tom (blonds).

    Posted by: MLH | Jun 1, 2014 7:42:56 PM

  6. @JOHNINBR isn't George identical to Thomas?

    Posted by: Jay | Jun 1, 2014 8:06:13 PM

  7. Great guys...nice attitude & easy on the eyes.
    @Litper...good luck finding a boyfriend with that winning personality!

    Posted by: johnnybegood | Jun 1, 2014 8:27:09 PM

  8. Give these brothers a reality show on HGTV.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Jun 1, 2014 8:38:22 PM

  9. Jay...there are SPECIAL photos of George online. Very impressive SPECIAL photos.

    Posted by: JohninBR | Jun 1, 2014 9:34:38 PM

  10. Very nice, intelligent guys - and so good looking. And they have lots of gay friends? Hey fellas, can I be your new gay friend??!!

    Posted by: David From Canada | Jun 1, 2014 10:12:12 PM

  11. @ JOHNINBR Holy crap, thank you thank you thank you

    Posted by: ger | Jun 1, 2014 10:55:02 PM

  12. Some guys won the gene pool. Holy crap!

    Posted by: zeddy | Jun 1, 2014 11:41:23 PM

  13. These guys are great, so good to see something like this in Australian sport - and yes great genes in the family, there's 4 brothers, including twins and they are all rugby players and hot. But just also want to reiterate about looking up George Burgess's 'selfies'. They are a sight to behold and you'll need big hands to behold them as well.

    Posted by: MD75 | Jun 2, 2014 2:45:48 AM

  14. good lord. how does one marry into this family?

    Posted by: Joe | Jun 2, 2014 9:45:04 AM

  15. I always like ur comments David from Canada, nice even tone, intelligent & thoughtful. Wishing u well. My home town was Ottawa.

    Posted by: terryp | Jun 2, 2014 1:13:30 PM

  16. Proves that the straight guys who are most secure in themselves are often our strongest supporters.

    Posted by: SeattleMike | Jun 2, 2014 3:54:11 PM

  17. Yeehaw.I like Aussie beef...

    Posted by: Patrick | Jun 3, 2014 2:15:22 PM

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