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Southern Conference D2, Small College Schedules Set

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Southern Conference D2, Small College Schedules Set

Furman returns to the Southern. Kristen Miller photo.

The Southern Rugby Conference has set its schedule for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Several collegiate conferences are starting to confirm their seasons and that's good news for college rugby in America as we may well see something very close to a normal season.

The Southern Conference will be split into two tiers, with the Premier tier competing in National Collegiate Rugby's D2 competition, and the Challenge tier competing in the NCR's Small College competition.

Ten teams are in the Premier tier, with newly-formed varsity program Belmont Abbey among them. The division will be split into West and East, with each team playing the outher four once before crossing over for playoffs. The Challenge tier was to have eight teams but Duke will not be playing 15s this fall, so it's a competition of seven teams.

Premier Div. Challenge Div.
West East Campbell
App St Citadel Charleston
Belmont Abbey Coastal Carolina Elon
Furman ECU UNCG
Lander UNC Wake Forest
UNCC UNCW WCU
    Wingate

 The Premier Division final is November 6, and then after that teams move on to the NCR playoffs later in November.

9/17 East Carolina at UNC Chapel Hill Southern Prem.
9/18 Elon at College of Charleston Southern Challenge
9/18 Campbell at UNC Greensboro Southern Challenge
9/18 Wingate at Wake Forest Southern Challenge
9/18 UNC Charlotte at Belmont Abbey Southern Prem.
9/18 Furman at Lander Southern Prem.
9/18 Citadel at Coastal Carolina Southern Prem.
9/25 Wake Forest at Campbell Southern Challenge
9/25 UNC Greensboro at Western Carolina Southern Challenge
9/25 College of Charleston at Wingate Southern Challenge
9/25 Appalachian State at Furman Southern Prem.
9/25 Lander at UNC Charlotte Southern Prem.
9/25 Coastal Carolina at UNC Chapel Hill Southern Prem.
9/26 UNC Wilmington at East Carolina Southern Prem.
10/2 Elon at Campbell Southern Challenge
10/2 College of Charleston at Western Carolina Southern Challenge
10/2 Lander at Appalachian State Southern Prem.
10/2 Furman at Belmont Abbey Southern Prem.
10/2 UNC Chapel Hill at UNC Wilmington Southern Prem.
10/9 College of Charleston at Campbell Southern Challenge
10/9 Western Carolina at Elon Southern Challenge
10/9 Belmont Abbey at Lander Southern Prem.
10/9 UNC Chapel Hill at Citadel Southern Prem.
10/16 Wingate at UNC Greensboro Southern Challenge
10/16 Western Carolina at Wake Forest Southern Challenge
10/16 Appalachian State at UNC Charlotte Southern Prem.
10/16 Coastal Carolina at East Carolina Southern Prem.
10/16 Citadel at UNC Wilmington Southern Prem.
10/23 Wake Forest at College of Charleston Southern Challenge
10/23 Elon at UNC Greensboro Southern Challenge
10/23 Campbell at Wingate Southern Challenge
10/23 Belmont Abbey at Appalachian State Southern Prem.
10/23 UNC Charlotte at Furman Southern Prem.
10/23 East Carolina at Citadel Southern Prem.
10/23 UNC Wilmington at Coastal Carolina Southern Prem.
10/29 UNC Greensboro at Wake Forest Southern Challenge
10/30 Wingate at Elon Southern Challenge
10/30 Campbell at Western Carolina Southern Challenge
10/30 West 4 at East 3 Southern Prem 5th SF
10/30 East 4 at West 3 Southern Prem 5th SF
10/30 West 5 at East 5 Southern Prem 9th Playoff
10/30 West 2 at East 1 Southern Prem SF
10/30 East 2 at West 1 Southern Prem SF
11/6 UNC Greensboro at College of Charleston Southern Challenge
11/6 Wake Forest at Elon Southern Challenge
11/6 Western Carolina at Wingate Southern Challenge
11/6 Game A Loser vs Game B Loser Southern Prem 3rd
11/6 Game C Winner vs Game D Winner Southern Prem 5th
11/6 Game C Loser vs Game D Loser Southern Prem 7th
11/6 East 5 at West 5 Southern Prem 9th Playoff
11/6 Game A Winner vs Game B Winner Southern Prem Final