With Furman, Citadel, and North Carolina off this week, it was time for other teams in the Southern Rugby Conference to try to make a move.
One of the most competitive leagues in Men’s DII College Rugby has to be the Southern Conference Premier League, but on team is shaking up that notion early on.
The conference split this year into a top tier and a second tier, and the result it, no one gets an easy game.
The Southern Rugby Conference finished up its 7s series this Saturday at UNC-Charlotte.
Charlotte is the top-seeded team, with Furman heading up Pool B in a tight competition. Those two are favored, but Wake Forest and Appalachian State are looking to surprise.
The winner will go on to the national men's D2 college 7s championships in Tucson, Arizona May 24-26.
The Southern Rugby Conference has confirmed its schedule for this fall, with both the Eastern and Western divisions kicking off this weekend.
The Southern Rugby Conference named its all-conference 7s team for the 2018 spring season.
This past weekend the top eight teams from the 2018 SRC 7s Series met in Charlotte North Carolina to compete for the Conference Championshi
The Southern Rugby Conference 7s series continues this weekend with UNC-Charlotte in the lead.
After the first tournament, held at The Citadel, UNC-C defeated Furman in the final 36-7. All of the teams involved get points in the series, and 16 college programs are involved.
Here are the standings and results from The Citadel.
John Roberts, who founded the Furman rugby team in 1998 and developed it into one of the nation’s top small college rugby programs, has stepped down as head coach.
Men's DII College games this weekend.
All of these games are conference playoffs.
Tri-State Conference Semis
Sacred Heart 24 Marist 12
RPI 27 Siena 17
Tri-State will play its final November 11, RPI v Sacred Heart.
Cardinals Conference Semis
NC State 17 Northern Virginia Griffins 12
In another brutal and well played match in the Southern Conference's Eastern Division, ECU sewed up the #1 seed over a game Coastal Carolina side, 25-12.
The match was a war of attrition in the pack and ECU prevailed with overwhelming control of possession.
In a midweek clash of top teams in the Southern Rugby Conference, UNC-Charlotte defeated Furman 29-16.
Both teams were undefeated going into the match and understood that the game would have playoff implications.