True love for rugby

The Fiji Times 6 October 2014
AS best mates Travis McIntosh, 23, and Matt McCormick, 24, were married before a celebrant dressed as Darth Vader, jokes flew at their predicament and even a streaker joined in the occasion.

The straight men’s wedding ceremony, inside the home of rugby Eden Park, Auckland, included quips about “reach arounds” and “coming together in marriage but not in other ways”, reported GayNZ.

The bromance wedding, a competition to win a trip to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in London, was run by radio station, The Edge.

McIntosh, an engineering student from Otago University, and McCormick, a teacher at Musselburgh School in Dunedin, are devoted All Blacks fans.

Family First, a lobby group opposed to same-sex marriage, said the outrage expressed by gay rights groups was ironic.

Director Bob McCoskrie said the change in law was “an arrogant act of cultural vandalism”.

“This competition makes a mockery of marriage, but so did the redefining of marriage.”