Atlanta’s gay rugby players know how to party off the pitch. So they brought those skills to Rugger Convergence, a weekend-long social event that drew players from 15 teams across North America to Atlanta.
Organized by a handful of players, including Jonathan Kilgore from the Atlanta Bucks, the no-match weekend held Jan. 18-21 was an effort to bring jocks that typically face each other on the pitch and in tournaments together for some fun. The event drew athletes from teams including Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Nashville and St. Louis. Even a few rugby players from Ontario, Canada. Events included plenty of parties, brunch, a service project and even a practice with the Bucks.
Where’d we catch up with them? Drinking beer at Mixx during the Convergence Third Half Social on Saturday. We said gay rugby players, right?