Rugby ATL

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Rugby ATL
Rugby ATL logo.png
Founded2018
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Ground(s)Lupo Family Field
Coach(es)Scott Lawrence (head)
Blake Bradford (forwards)
Nese Malifa (backs)
Matt Dallow (athlete development)
Santiago Sodini (team manager)
League(s)Major League Rugby
Official website
www.rugbyatl.rugby

Rugby ATL is an announced professional rugby union team in Major League Rugby (MLR) from Atlanta, Georgia, to begin play in 2020.

History[edit]

On September 21, 2018, Major League Rugby announced that Atlanta was one of the expansion teams joining the league for the 2020 season.[1] The team name Rugby ATL was revealed on February 26, 2019.[2]

Sponsorship[edit]

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2019 Canterbury TBA
2020-present Paladin Sports

Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Neethling Gericke Hooker South Africa South Africa
Amro Gouda Hooker United States United States
Alex Maughan Prop United States United States
Jamie Ferrante Prop United States United States
Cronan Gleeson Prop Ireland Ireland
Chance Wenglewski Prop United States United States
Julian Montes Prop United States United States
Sam Chaney Prop United States United States
Conor Keys Lock Canada Canada
Harry Higgins Lock United States United States
Sam Peri Lock United States United States
Jason Damm Flanker United States United States
Paris Hollis Flanker United States United States
Frederick Henry-Ajudua Flanker United States United States
Thomas Cheslek Flanker United States United States
Justin Johnson Flanker United States United States
Matt Heaton Flanker Canada Canada
Maciu Koroi Number 8 United States United States
Ross Deacon Number 8 United States United States
Player Position Union
Duncan Van Schalkwyk Scrum-half United States United States
Kurtis Werner Scrum-half United States United States
Eamonn Mathews Scrum-half United States United States
Martini Talapusi Fly-half United States United States
Zach Young Centre United States United States
Ryan Nell Centre South Africa South Africa
Jeremy Misailegalu Centre United States United States
Sean Coughlan Centre Ireland Ireland
Harley Wheeler Wing United States United States
Harley Davidson Wing United States United States
Austin White Wing United States United States
Zander Van Schalkwyk Fullback United States United States

2020 season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Location Result
February 9 Utah Warriors Home Life University Running Eagles Stadium
February 16 New Orleans Gold Away Gold Mine
February 23 Rugby United New York Home Life University Running Eagles Stadium
March 1 Toronto Arrows Home Life University Running Eagles Stadium
March 8 Old Glory DC Away Cardinal Stadium
March 22 New England Free Jacks Home Life University Running Eagles Stadium
March 28 Austin Herd Away Round Rock Multipurpose Complex
April 5 New Orleans Gold Home Life University Running Eagles Stadium
April 10 Rugby United New York Away MCU Park
April 19 Toronto Arrows
April 26 San Diego Legion Home Life University Running Eagles Stadium
May 2 Colorado Raptors Away Infinity Park
May 10 Seattle Seawolves Home Life University Running Eagles Stadium
May 17 Old Glory DC Home Life University Running Eagles Stadium
May 23 Houston SaberCats Away Aveva Stadium
May 30 New England Free Jacks Away Union Point Sports Complex

404 Rugby[edit]

Rugby ATL started a developmental side, called 404 Rugby. In early fall of 2019, 404 Rugby ATL will play exhibition matches against Mystic River, NYAC, Old Blue, and Life University.[3] Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Alex Maughan Hooker United States United States
Amro Gouda Hooker United States United States
Barrington McNutt Hooker United States United States
Sam Chaney Prop United States United States
Nick Towns Prop United States United States
Cullen Barelka Prop United States United States
Sam Peri Lock United States United States
Michael Young Lock United States United States
Paris Hollis Flanker United States United States
Josh Rieser Flanker United States United States
Andre Potgieter Flanker South Africa South Africa
Lordan Hinojosa Flanker United States United States
Marthinus van Zyl Number 8 South Africa South Africa
Player Position Union
Alan Bennie Scrum-half Scotland Scotland
Kurtis Werner Scrum-half United States United States
Sam Christmann Scrum-half United States United States
Lucas Baistrocchi Fly-half United States United States
Ryan Britain Centre United States United States
Martini Talapusi Centre United States United States
Richard Shore Centre United States United States
Drew Moyes Wing United States United States
Eamonn Mathews Wing United States United States
Sam Trammel Wing United States United States
Tom Wallace Wing United States United States
John Truax Wing United States United States
Robert Mattison Fullback South Africa South Africa

2019 season[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Location Result
September 7 Mystic River Away Pine Banks 50-25
September 14 Old Blue Home Lupo Family Field 45-6
September 28 New York Athletic Club Away Travers Island 42-17
October 5 Life University Away Lupo Family Field 22-21
October 12 New Orleans Away Gretna Park 55-24
October 19 Old Blue Away Columbia Soccer Stadium 17-25
November 2 New York Athletic Club Home Lupo Family Field 66-7
November 9 Life University Home Lupo Family Field 30-18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major League Rugby confirms Boston and Atlanta for 2020 - Americas Rugby News". www.americasrugbynews.com. September 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "ATLANTA'S NEW MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY TEAM PICKS A NAME". USMLR.com. February 26, 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.404rugby.com/schedule/

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