Charlotte (4-1) will travel out to long-time rival, Atlanta Old White (2-4) for a Carolina-Georgia rugby conference match up. Charlotte has been having a tremendous regular season. They have averaged 32.8 points per game. They have carried a strong defense so far this season allowing an average of 23.4 points per game. They are ranked third in total scoring defense in the conference. Atlanta Old White has struggled this season, and are sitting in third place for in the conference for the first time in 5 years. Atlanta Old White has averaged 25.7 points per game, and have allowed an average of 29 points per game. They are ranked fourth in the conference in total scoring defense, and fourth in total scoring defense.
Though the rugby is definitely a major team sport, and that no one can really be fully impactful without their teammates, we want to point out some players that have been game changers for the teams. For Charlotte, they will face a major loss as their flyhalf/8-man/center, Matt Hughston has moved on to PRO Rugby North America playing for Team Ohio. So Charlotte’s leading kicker has left. That being said, still keep your eye out for players like Henry Hicks. He’s the leading for Charlotte with 7 tries 35 points overall. Also Charlotte is led by prop, Amro Guda. The forwards have been a strong point for Charlotte and have been impressive in the scrums. For Atlanta Old White, watch for Michael Moyes, who leads the team with 5 tries and 27 points on the season.
Look for Charlotte to take this game, 33-22