The Sydney Convicts Director: Dirk Lienig Germany | 2010 | 45 min
Rugby is not a game for the faint-hearted. In very flattering shorts, players carb-up before practice, seriously work out in the gym, box, run sprints up and down stairs and at the beach, strategize about the game with each other, cross-train, do major ab work and the pre-game “squeeze”. The Sydney Convicts Rugby Union is as tough as any other Australian team; the only difference is it’s an all-gay male squad. In just 45-minutes, you get an incredibly intimate insight into the players’ lives — and a brilliant look around many parts of Sydney.
competenetwork: Greg Louganis!! An athletic hero if ever there was one! Greg hit his head during a preliminary dive, at the 1988 Summer Olympic games, in Seoul, South Korea. A few stitches didn’t stop him, though! Greg went on to win a Gold Medal for the USA!