The Atlanta Rhinos opened the defense of their 2017 National Championship on 6/09/18 with a convincing 58-6 win over RL newcomers the South Florida Copperheads.
Under the direction of new Head Coach Joe Cowley and Captain Nick Newlin the Rhinos introduced six new players to the Rhinos and Rugby League.
Irving Carcamo and Ty Elkins made impressive debuts with Irving scoring 3 tries and Ty scoring 2.
The excellent kicking and backline play of the Cowley brothers kept South Florida off balance while the forwards continued to bring hard contact at the point of impact. New Rhinos forward Christian Calvillo continues to be impressive with his ball handling skills and hard play.
Coach Cowley and Captain Newlin both agree that the key to the Rhinos success is a tough defense that has been the signature of the team from its inception.
The Atlanta Rhinos are composed of players from six different Southeastern Rugby Union teams.
Please join us for our opening game this Saturday June 16 at Silverbacks Stadium when the team takes on the Jacksonville Axemen. Kick off is scheduled for 2:00pm. Admission is $5.00 and the first 50 paying guest receive a special gift from our sponsor Yuengling Brewing.
We look forward to seeing you and “Go Rhinos….Horns Up”.