Stewart Title Extends Partnership with Rugby ATL

Public Relations Contact: Elon Werner 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (212) 244-1184 

 

Stewart Title Extends Partnership

A commitment to creating positive change. 

 

[Marietta, Georgia July 21st, 2021]-  Stewart Title extending partnership with Rugby ATL and their combined mission to create positive change in the community. 

Stewart Title’s focus in 2021 will be to help Rugby ATL create opportunities and resources for the acceleration of small businesses out of the pandemic, a main focus for both partners in 2021 & 2022. Rugby ATL will proudly represent the Stewart Title on their jerseys Saturday night as they host Rugby United New York in the Major League Rugby Eastern Conference Finals.

“Stewart is excited about the partnership with Rugby Atlanta and its owners.  We are very proud to support the team and the community,” said Margaret McClung of Stewart Title.

Stewart Title began in Galveston, Texas, in 1893, and has grown into one of the largest real estate service companies in the industry. Over the years, one thing that’s remained constant is our commitment to innovating and improving ourselves to meet the needs of our customers and the ever-changing market. Stewart is prepared for the future. Our deliberate and steady growth enables us to continue innovating and developing new solutions that will help us better serve our customers.

“We (Rugby ATL) take pride in our commitment to our core values and being good stewards of the community. Our partnership with Stewart Title, who is a founding partner, reflects our shared responsibility to create positive change for those around us. We are delighted to strengthen this relationship and our impact on those around us,” said Kevin McCorry II of Rugby ATL.

Rugby ATL entered Major League Rugby in 2020 and began to play and influence the community through their commitment to their PACE core values. (People Development, Accountability, Creating Change & Execution) 

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS MATCH DETAILS:

Rugby ATL vs. Rugby United New York

📆: Saturday, July 24th 

🕗: 8:00 PM EST

🏟: Lupo Field, Marietta GA

📺: CBS Sports

 

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Rugby ATL Aims to Clinch Playoff Berth

 

Rugby ATL Aims to Clinch Playoff Berth

Week 17 Major League Rugby Preview

Utah Warriors vs. Rugby ATL

Herriman, UT — Rugby ATL hits the road this weekend in search of clinching their first playoff berth against the surging Utah Warriors in a Week 17 matchup.

Saturday night’s match will feature the #1 seed in the East and the #2 seed in the West, who both control their own destiny on the road to the playoffs with two games to play. 

Coming off a bye week and a 32-12 win in Week 15 versus Old Glory DC,  Rugby ATL enters Saturday rested and focused. The team holds a 5 point lead in the table over both the number two (New York) and three (New Orleans) seeds in the Eastern Conference. 

“Traveling to Utah to play a tough, well coached outfit in the form of the Warriors is no easy task.  The environment will be an electric one to be a part of and we’re looking forward to experiencing it first hand. Discipline and execution will be the keys to the game,” said General Manager & Head Coach, Scott Lawrence.

Rugby ATL will also see Captain Ryan Nell return to the line-up, ending his long road to recovery. The savvy veteran has been leading from outside the white lines, but this weekend will strap up with the “C” on the number 13 jersey.

“I am really looking forward to getting on the pitch again with the team. It’s been special to be part of the growth of this group- now getting the chance to wear the jersey and take the field with them again is very exciting for me. The team has good momentum going at the moment and I look forward to contributing toward that. There’s a real sense of purpose and the guys work hard for each other.  It’s always special being part of that. I’m looking forward to the challenge against Utah on Saturday night,” said Captain, Ryan Nell.

Utah will enter Saturday’s game fresh off a bye backed by a 6 game win streak, but they will be six players short of their Week 15 roster as these players have been called up to their respective national teams for the World Rugby International summer test matches. Five of these players are rostered for our USA Eagles this weekend as they play Ireland in Dublin at the Aviva Stadium. Unquestionably, the entire Rugby ATL faithful will be fully behind them this weekend!

Rugby ATL’s secret to success all year has been execution and accountability to the game plan. They can not afford to look at the table or the Utah Roster.  MLR fans saw first hand last week from the Toronto Arrows how a group of contract hungry individuals, with nothing to lose, pulled off the upset over Old Glory (34-28).

A win this weekend earns Rugby ATL a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs.  New Orleans and New York will face each other in the last game of the season, a potential play-in game powder keg in Week 18.

Adding to the hype for the weekend, Major League Rugby and Rugby ATL have partnered with American Cancer Society and DASH Auction to raise funds for cancer research! ATL’s specialty designed, game-worn & signed jerseys will be auctioned “with profits to be donated to the American Cancer Society! Bid on the one-of-a-kind jerseys and support the cause, on DASH Auction!

Auction is live, make your bids now! https://hubs.ly/H0RPBv20

#MLR2021 | DASH Auction

#Ratlers… It’s Time To Eat

 

UTAH WARRIORS VS. RUGBY ATL

Date: July 10, 2021

Time: 8:00 PM MT

Where: Zion Bank Stadium- Herriman, UT

Broadcast: KSL Sports & The Rugby Network

Radio: ESPN 700 and ESPN 960

Reformation Smyrna Watch Party: 6255 Riverview Rd. Bldg. 4000, Suite 200 Smyrna, GA 30126

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Commitment to the Community

Commitment to Growing the Rugby Community 

For Immediate Release:

May 13th, 2021

Marietta, GA- Rugby ATL’s commitment to growing the game at the grassroots level leads to a new USA Rugby Member benefit.

Over the past two years, Rugby ATL has traveled across the Southeast developing the rugby community at the grassroots level.

Atlanta Police Athletic League

Rugby ATL and the Atlanta PAL are working to provide higher education and individual development opportunities through rugby.

Alongside their partners, Rugby ATL assisted in the development of over 3,000 youth rugby players from 5-19 years of age.  45% of these players identify as female, with 83% from an ethnic minority, and 80% from under-resourced communities. Rugby ATL is proud to know these initiatives have positively empowered more youth in our community through rugby.

At the collegiate level, 57 different University student-athletes, 14 collegiate coaches, 17 Columbian International coaches, and players participated in various business seminars, leadership training, or rugby development interactives. Knowing community growth through rugby begins with leadership, supporting the development of current and aspiring leaders is paramount to the overall sustainability of the sport.

Currently, there are 13 members of Rugby ATL who have represented the United States on the men’s & women’s international stage. Each one of them will tell you that the experience, characteristics, and values developed through this sport, have made them successful enough to represent their country internationally, graduate from college, and have helped accomplish their highest goals.

Now, any and all currently registered USA Rugby players, coaches, referees, and admin can redeem a $5 ticket to any Rugby ATL home matches with proof of an active USA Rugby Membership.

“We want to encourage players, coaches, and referees across the Union to come to the game, learn from the opportunity, but most of all, enjoy the rugby experience. This isn’t just about the Southeast, but an opportunity for us to help grow the game across the country and spread the tremendous values that come from within the rugby community,” said Rugby ATL Owner, Marcus Calloway.

That is in essence, the commitment of accountability from Rugby ATL’s leadership to the community, the continuous development of self-sustaining leaders.

To learn more about how Rugby ATL is developing self-sustaining leaders in the community through sport, or to get involved, please visit our website. rugbyatl.rugby

Member benefit tickets are on sale now!

Get yours today and become a USA Eagle tomorrow!

Use code “USA2021” when reserving tickets to redeem.

Ticket Link:https://shop.rugbyatl.rugby/products/discounted-tickets

Next Home Game:

Saturday, May 15
⏰ 8:00 PM ET
🏟 Life University
📺 The Rugby Network

Leadership Development Partners:

Georgia National GuardMarietta Police Athletic LeagueUSA RugbyCobb Chamber of CommerceLiving Sport

Rugby ATL to Increase Stadium Capacity to 50%

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Rugby ATL Expands Capacity to 50%

As the local Cobb County government continues to make vaccinations available and with Major League Rugby events being outdoors, Rugby ATL will increase their ticket availability for their game on Saturday, May 15th. 

All the existing health and safety measures at “The Snake Pit” will remain in place. Measures include strong encouragement of face-covering unless actively eating or drinking in your ticketed seat, cashless concessions, mobile ticketing, and ordering. 

Revisions to the 50% seating capacity and the other health and safety measures will continue to be monitored as more information becomes available.

Tickets for all remaining 2021 games, beginning with Saturday, May 15th, are currently available at rugbyatl.rugby/tickets

Saturday, May 15th Details:

Rugby ATL vs. New England Free Jacks

🕑 8 PM EST

🏟️ The Snake Pit

 

Rugby ATL Wins Inaugural Fire & Ice Cup

Rugby ATL Hoists the Inaugural Fire & Ice Cup

Presented By: Walton Communities

A commemoration of  unity & teamwork through rugby.”
Rugby ATL vs. Toronto Arrows

Marietta, GA- Rugby ATL scores a “walk-off” try to defeat the Toronto Arrows 33-29.

 

The “Fire and Ice Cup” originated as a tribute to the incredible bond that has developed between Rugby ATL & the Toronto Arrows. Walton Communities Director, Brenda Hall, chose to sponsor the Cup because of its commemoration of international unity & teamwork through the sport of rugby.

The match started off with a flurry of tries, cards, and big energy. Just 3 minutes into the match Toronto’s Andrew Quattrin was issued a Yellow Card. Rugby ATL’s forward pack capitalized on the ensuing lineout when Marko Janse Van Rensburg peeled off the rolling maul and scored his 4th try of the year. (ATL 5-0)

The Arrows bounced back after Mike Sheppard charged down and recovered an attempted clearing kick. Minutes later, Gaston Mieres broke into open space and put away Ben LeSage with a beautiful offload after contact. (Arrows 14-5).

Rugby ATL, though down early, saw a spark when the Marietta born, Jason Damm, bullied his way through 3 defenders into the try zone.

Rugby ATL would add one more try before the half, when a Johan Momsen tackle forced a knock-on which was picked up by Mark O’Keeffe who then scampered from 45m out to put ATL on top.

Halftime: Rugby ATL 19- Toronto Arrows14 

A Fight to the Finish

2 minutes into the restart, Marko Janse Van Rensburg scored his 2nd try of the night. Adriaan Carelse added the conversion. (ATL 26-14). Seemingly, all the energy in the stadium was now favoring the #RATLERS.

Toronto’s senior leadership was not to be phased or outdone with impressive backline displays of skill. Arrow’s Flyhalf, Tayler Adams, kicked a cheeky up-and-under ball at midfield that was hauled in by Gaston Mieres who then darted to the open space and offloaded to Leandro Leivas who finished off the try. Tommy De La Vega followed suit and tied the score with his try in the 63rd minute, securing the 1st of 2 bonus points for Toronto that evening. (26-26)

The Walk-Off Try

The next 10 minutes were filled with heavy blows and rising tension. Both teams were playing for pride and defending “their home turf.” Toronto was awarded a penalty in the 75th minute. Captain Lucas Rumball put the tee into the hands of Tayler Adams who drilled the 45m Penalty Goal. (Arrows up 29-26).

Rugby ATL was throwing everything at the Arrows defense but nothing came of it. Then Rugby ATL knock-on in the 78th minute felt like the end of the match. On the ensuing Toronto scrum, the ball made its way out to Ben LeSage but the line speed of Batu Ezcurra and Robbie Petzer forced the turnover for “not-releasing.”

 ATL elected to go for the lineout and the rest was all the “8 man-machine.” The forwards dug deep and after a series of unselfish and relentless pick-and-go’s, Ross Deacon set “fire” to the crowd as he scored in the 82nd minute.

Final: Rugby ATL 33- Toronto Arrows 29

“It is our first trophy as a franchise. It’s such a great moment and it’s an amazing feeling,” said Head Coach, Scott Lawrence.

Rugby ATL is tied for 3rd place right now in the Eastern Conference with 21 table points alongside the New England Free Jacks. The New England Free Jacks will travel to Atlanta this Saturday night for Week 9 of Major League Rugby.

 

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Date: Saturday, May 15th, 2021

Kickoff: 8:00 PM EST

Venue: The Snake Pit

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