Alessandro Calanca plays rugby for City Rugby Club. He is the only non-Cantonese speaking player and is new to the sport. Photo: Handout
Alessandro Calanca plays rugby for City Rugby Club. He is the only non-Cantonese speaking player and is new to the sport. Photo: Handout

Gay rugby player finds camaraderie in Cantonese team, and hopes his story will inspire others to be open

  • ‘My teammates are there for me no matter what,’ says Alessandro Calanca
  • Italian has no Cantonese language skills but forms bond with City RFC players thanks to their ‘unconditional’ support

Alessandro Calanca plays rugby for City Rugby Club. He is the only non-Cantonese speaking player and is new to the sport. Photo: Handout
Alessandro Calanca plays rugby for City Rugby Club. He is the only non-Cantonese speaking player and is new to the sport. Photo: Handout
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