Bucks Rugby finds tough going at Bingham Cup
Atlanta’s own gay rugby squad struggled in its early matches at the Bingham Cup in Minneapolis, but entered tournament play as the No. 1 seed in the Bowl/Shield Tournament on Saturday.
The Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club opened the international, biennial tournament on Friday with two losses—38-0 against Washington and 80-0 from the Sydney A squad.
On Saturday, the Bucks won against Chicago, 20-10, but then lost their opening match of the Bowl-Shield Tournament to Sydney B 22-3. The squad was scheduled to take the field Sunday at 11 a.m. against San Francisco B.
In 2008, the Bucks won the mid-tier Bowl division at the Bingham Cup and received their trophy from Alice Hoagland, the mother of Mark Bingham. The tournament was created in 2002 to honor Bingham, a gay rugby player from San Francisco who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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