Live Rugby: New England Free Jacks Vs. Rugby ATL online Free stream
Two teams that began their Major League Rugby accounts in 2020 will meet for the first time in Marietta on Saturday. Rugby ATL were due to host the New England Free Jacks just a few days after the season was cancelled last year and fans will be hoping the forthcoming battle lives up to its potential.
Chance Wenglewski starts in the No1 shirt in the only change to the pack. Manasa Saulo returns to the bench with Jonas Petrakopoulos covering loosehead prop this week. Alex Maughan sits out entirely to rest the sore back that took him out of the Toronto game early.
New England recovered from a slow first half to defeat Austin in Weymouth last weekend. It builds on the dominant showing against San Diego and they are now in a dead heat with ATL, just three points behind East Conference leaders New York.
There are just two changes to the match day 23. Poasa Waqanibau returns on the wing with Peceli Rinakama dropping to the bench and Danny Collins missing altogether. Injury rules out Sean Yacoubian so it’s another St. Mary’s product who covers scrumhalf in Tom Brusati.
1 Chance Wenglewski, 2 Marko Janse van Rensburg, 3 Wikus Groenewald, 4 Marno Redelinghuys, 5 Johan Momsen, 6 Vili Helu, 7 Matt Heaton (capt.), 8 Jason Damm, 9 Ryan Rees, 10 Adriaan Carelse, 11 Austin White, 12 Robbie Petzer, 13 Mark O’Keeffe, 14 Te Rangatira Waitokia, 15 Rory van Vugt
Replacements: 16 Neethling Gericke, 17 Manasa Saulo, 18 Jonas Petrakopoulos, 19 Conor Keys, 20 Ross Deacon, 21 Jeremy Misailegalu, 22 Bautista Ezcurra, 23 Duncan van Schalkwyk
NEW ENGLAND FREE JACKS
1 Quentin Newcomer, 2 Pieter Jansen, 3 Erich de Jager, 4 Josh Larsen (capt.), 5 Jackson Thiebes, 6 Justin Johnson, 7 Joe Johnston, 8 Wian Conradie, 9 John Poland, 10 Harrison Boyle, 11 Harry Barlow, 12 Aleki Morris-Lome, 13 Dougie Fife, 14 Poasa Waqanibau, 15 Beaudein Waaka
Replacements: 16 Vili Toluta’u, 17 Spencer Krueger, 18 Kyle Ciquera, 19 Matt Wirken, 20 Tera Mtembu, 21 Tom Brusati, 22 Evan Geist, 23 Peceli Rinakama.
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