Rugby ATL edge NOLA in exhibition match in front of almost 2,000 fans
Atlanta, GA. Rugby ATL edged NOLA Gold 34-33 in an exciting exhibition match at Rugby ATL stadium at Life University’s Lupo Family field.
The exhibition match, played in front of a crowd of close to 2,000, was split up into three periods with 2 periods (traditional 40 minute half and a 20 minute follow up “1/4”) played by “starters” of both sides and a final 40 minute period played with remaining roster players across both squads.
Rugby ATL led 34-19 after the first two periods in a fairly impressive display from their starters.
“Overall we’re pleased with the effort from the team this weekend in their first game. We committed to work hard to create opportunities for each other coming into this game. We created quite a few opportunities and were able to convert a handful of them. Learned a little bit about our depth and certainly will take away plenty of things to work on before the season starts” said Coach, Scott Lawrence.
Those that missed the match can view it on the Rugby ATL’s Facebook page.
RUGBY ATL 34
Tries – A. White, J. Momsen, D. van Schalkwyk (x2)
Conversion – M. Talapusi (x4)
Penalty Kicks – M. Talapusi (x2)
NOLA GOLD 33
Tries – Eric Howard, C. Foley, C. Falcon, B. Ptomey, J. Sullivan
Conversions – J. Eloff (x2), B. Ptomey (x2)
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Try time! Austin White goes in for first ever Rugby ATL try.
…and Section X does what they do best!
The third period allowed Rugby ATL to show off their Away kit. Team work to clear NOLA out of the Ruck.
Reflection time after a job well done! Let’s go Rugby ATL!
Photo credit to Derek Palms from Palms Perspectives
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