Rugby ATL re-signed Austin White for the 2022 season. The 28-year-old outside center/wing/fullback (29 in March) is 6’1″ and 210 lbs.
Austin played 429 minutes in 8 matches, starting 6, and scored 2 tries for the Ratlers in 2021. He also played for Life Men’s Rugby Club in the American Rugby Premiership. He started one match, playing 65 minutes for Rugby ATL at left-wing in 2020, and during Fall 2020 he played for Life Men’s Club Team.
Austin is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Victory Christian School and then Bixby High School, graduating in 2011 and playing football, as well as for the Bixby Rugby Club. He then attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College from 2013-2014, earning an Associate’s Degree in Physical Education. He continued playing football and earned All-Conference honors.
Austin played club rugby for Tulsa Rugby Football Club from 2015-2016. He then attended Life University from 2016-2019, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. The team won the 2018 D1A National Championship. In 2019 he was selected to the USA Falcons for the Sudamerica 7s tour, as well as the 2019 Las Vega Invitational.
Austin now looks forward to increased playing time with Rugby ATL in his third season with the club in 2022.