GRR: Southern Rugby Conference
The season will include stops at UNC Charlotte Furman and UNC Wilmington, with the finals being hosted by Elon University.
Furman University won the Southern Rugby Conference championship Sunday, beating UNC-Wilmington 23-17 in the final.
Furman and UNC-W had played once before, with Furman storming back from a 31-0 deficit only to be edged at the end 48-38. But both defenses were a little tighter this time around.
In a game of great drama UNC-Wilmington wrapped up 1st in the Southern Rugby Conference South Division with a 48-38 defeat of previously-undefeated Furman.
This was a game of two halves, as UNC-W led 31-0 at the break, but with only a couple of minutes left the score was 41-38.
The Southern Rugby Conference has shown in just a couple of weeks that just about anybody can beat just about anybody on any given weekend.
Games have been close, and favored teams have been surprised repeatedly, and it could happen again this week.