Match Preview: Toronto Arrows vs Rugby ATL

The Toronto Arrows face Rugby ATL for the Fire and Ice Cup at Life University’s Lupo Family Field at 7 pm ET on May 8. The match may be viewed on TSM, WATL, and streamed on The Rugby Network.

Both teams play in the competitive MLR Eastern Conference and only point differential separating the teams, as well as New England who also have 16 points in the standings. Rugby ATL enters the match with a 3-3 record and is in 5th place, while the Arrows are 3-4 and are in 3rd.

Whoever wins could potentially jump up into a top-two position or fall to 6th place depending on the outcome of the other matches.

Toronto Arrows Director of Rugby Chris Silverthorn has made one change in the starting with Joaquin Tuculet out this week. Leandro Leivas enters at the right-wing, with Gaston Mieres shifting to fullback. Reserve changes include Kolby Francis and Will Kelly.

Rugby ATL Head Coach Scott Lawrence has made two changes with Vili Helu at blindside flanker and Mark O’Keeffe at inside center.

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Toronto Arrows: 1 Cole Keith Andrew Quattrin 3 Gastón Cortes 4 Mason Flesch 5 Mike Sheppard 6 Tomás de la Vega 7 Lucas Rumball (cc) 8 Manuel Diana 9 Ross Braude10 Tayler Adams 11 Manuel Montero 12 Patrick Parfrey 13 Ben LeSage (cc) 14 Gastón Mieres 15 Joaquin Tuclet 16 Jack McRogers 17 Pat Lynott 18  Tyler Rowland 19 Paul Ciulini 20 Marcello Wainwright 21 Jason Higgins 22 Leandro Leivas 23 Spencer Jones

Rugby ATL:Alex Maughan 2 Marko Janse Van Rensburg 3 Wikus Groenewald 4 Marno Redinghuys 5 Johan Momsen 6 Vili Helu Matt Heaton (C) 8  Jason Damm 9 Rowan Gouws 10 Bautista Ezcurra 11 Rory van Vugt 12 Mark O’Keeffe 13 Te Rangatira Waitokia 14  Jeremy Misailegalu 15 Adriaan Carelse16 Neethling Gericke 17 Chance Wenglewski 18 Jonas Petrakopoulos 19 Conor Keys 20 Ross Deacon 21 Ryan Rees 22 Duncan van Schalkwyk 23 Robbie Petzer

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