Rugby ATL signed Duncan Van Schalkwyk to a contract extension through the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old flyhalf is 5’9″ and 175 lbs.
Duncan started all five matches for the team in 2020, playing in 360 out of 400 minutes, and added 11 points.
Duncan is from Pretoria, South Africa, and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina with his family in 2005. He attended Providence High and played rugby with the Charlotte Tigers, and was honored by North Carolina Youth Rugby Union on their Wall of Stars in 2015.
Duncan went to Life University from 2014-2019 and was a three-time National Champion and a standout in the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. He was a first-team All-American, played with the USA Under-20s in the World Junior Trophy in 2016, and was part of the Eagles 2019 Americas Rugby Championship touring roster. He is also part of Gary Gold’s Eagles player pool for the 2019 Pacific Nations Cup this summer with hopes of earning his first international cap.
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Head Coach and General Manager, Scott Lawrence saw significant growth in his 9’s strength, maturity, and vision of the game. Lawrence and Attack Coach Lee Allen will look for the young leader to push the #PACE of the attack with increased speed of the ball out of the breakdown and better decision making inside the 22m line on both ends of the pitch.
“We are in the business of creating Eagles here and we believe that if Duncan continues on his current trajectory, he has an opportunity to wear the jersey,” said Lawrence.