My co-author and I represent unique investigators to this research. This is because one is a student-athlete rugby player, while the other is a gay sociologist who is quite critical of men’s teamsports. Together we adopt a triangulated approach toward understanding the gendered perspectives of the 24 men on this elite rugby team (Emmerson, Fretz and Shaw 1995). We collect data through the second author’s year-long participant observation, and two sets of semi-structured interviews, conducted by each researcher.