Rugby ATL added Rory Van Vugt for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 22-year-old fullback/wing is 6’2″ and 200 lbs.
Rory lives in Balclutha, New Zealand and attended South Otago High School. He played international touch rugby for New Zealand in 2017-2018 before turning to the rugby 15s game. He played for Taieri Colts and Taieri Premiers in his two years with the Southland Stags, along with playing Mitre 10 Cup in 2018-19. He has also signed a two-year contract extention to continue playing with the Stags. In 2018 he was named the Stags most improved back and he has also played for the Southland Sevens team.