Rugby ATL signed Zander Van Schalkwyk for the 2020Major League Rugby season. The utility back can play flyhalf, center, or fullback and is 6’2″ and 185 lbs.
Zander is from Pretoria, South Africa and moved with his family to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2005. He attended Providence High School and played rugby with the Charlotte Tigers, helping them to back-to-back North Carolina State Championships in 2011 & 2012.
Zander was then recruited by Dan Payne, current Director of World Rugby Americas, to attend Life University as an undergraduate. He helped Life to win 2 National Championships as an undergraduate in 2013 & 2016 and is enrolled in the Doctorate program for Chiropractics. He plays for the Life University Men’s Senior Team and is an Assistant Backs Coach to the Life University undergraduate team who he helped propel to a 2019 D1A USA Rugby Collegiate National Championship.