New England Free Jacks Defeat Rugby ATL 35-14

June 3, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Atlanta United FC News Release

Rugby ATL took to their home pitch Friday night against conference rival the New England Free Jacks. Both teams played with the toughness and physicality expected between these teams. Rugby ATL's Martini Talapusi made their first try of the night, and the Free Jacks matched and pulled ahead, resulting in a score of 7-14 at halftime. Rugby ATL continued to play a strong game, scoring a try and making a successful conversion in the second half, but the Free Jacks prevailed, and the match ended with a full-time score of 14-35.

Rugby ATL stays home at Silverbacks Park next week on June 10 to face the New York Ironworkers in their final season home match starting at 8:00 pm ET. Tickets are available at

ATL Scoring Summary

Tries: Martini Talapusi, Justin Basson

Conversions: Chris Hilsenbeck, Kurt Coleman

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