“Once you’ve played rugby, you can’t quit playing rugby,” says Bryan Bevel, formerly with Springfield Brewing Company. Bevel was first introduced to the sport in San Diego in 1989 and has since played across the country and the world with the Springfield Rugby Club. The game even inspired Bevel’s new restaurant, The Pitch Pizza & Pub. Playing the game and working in the kitchen are both team endeavors, he says. Although his playing days are winding down, Bevel continues to be involved as a referee and Springfield Rugby Club president. He shares his love of the sport with his 21-year-old son, Connor.