Rugby ATL wins 2023 home opener
Rugby ATL’s highly anticipated 2023 Major League Rugby home opener against the Toronto Arrows went off without a hitch as we lifted the Fire and Ice Cup in front of our fans at Silverbacks Park.
Atlanta opened the scoring through prop Alex Maughan 13 minutes in before Austin White added to our tally in the 24th minute. Rewita Biddle scored our final try of the night on his MLR debut. Longtime Rugby ATL player Kurt Coleman scored our only conversion of the night in the 14th minute.
The Toronto Arrows scored their first and only try of the night in the 76th minute, a conversion in the 77th, and a penalty kick in the 81st to make the final score 17-10.
The result moves Rugby ATL into third in the Eastern Conference with four points.
Our next matchup will be an away fixture against the Seattle Seawolves.
ABOUT RUGBY ATL: Founded in 2019, Rugby ATL is Atlanta’s professional rugby team and part of Major League Rugby. Led by the values of PACE—People, Accountability, Create Change and Execution—Rugby ATL aims to develop leaders and citizens in the community and champions on the pitch. The team’s Rugby ATL Foundation strives to impact the community, empower youth, and provide cultural and athletic education using the game of rugby and its core values. Rugby ATL is headquartered in Marietta and plays matches at Silverbacks Park. Tickets and hospitality for the 2023 season are available at: https://rugbyatl.rugby/.
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY: Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its sixth season, representing the highest rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018 to twelve in 2023, featuring eleven from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on Fox Sports, among other national and local market platforms. Select matches are available to stream live in North America on The Rugby Network, and all matches are available on The Rugby Network for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about MLR, visit www.MajorLeague.Rugby.