The Rugby Boys of Memphis

13 mins


Calvin Gentry drives his car around his Memphis, Tennessee, neighborhood, pointing out the park where fights break out, the corner store where he has witnessed shootings and telling stories of friends and relatives who are addicted to crack or in jail. His would be a dead-end life of crime, too, he admits candidly, if it were not for rugby. With little more than a ball and a patch of grass, the sport provides brotherhood, unity and a shot at a college scholarship for a group of inner city boys. When these rugby players work hard, there’s no stopping them. The Rugby Boys of Memphis is the inspiring success story of a team of resilient athletes.

Production Team

David Darg

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2017 Mountainfilm Festival.