GRR: University of South Carolina
The Furman Invitational wrapped up with six shortened games among four teams in the Carolinas.
Furman (of course), new varsity program Belmont Abbey, DIAA program South Carolina, and Citadel (which, like Furman, has a new coach) met up.
Three well-regarded teams from the Southern Rugby Conference (Men's D2) plus a perennial SCRC contender will meet up this weekend in a tournament of shortened games to kick off the fall in the South.
Alumni and friends of the South Carolina Men’s Rugby Club have launched an aggressive campaign to bring the program’s most noted alum back into the coaching fold as the university’s first paid head rugby coach.
The candidate should be familiar to long-time college rugby fans: John Roberts.
University of South Carolina won the opening Chesapeake Conference 7s tournament of the season, beating James Madison 14-7 in the final.
Played in snowy conditions at Towson University, the tournament included six teams from the Chesapeake and several others from outside the conference (including USC).
Clemson University opened up the teams new home rugby field, National Athletic Village Field, with a 48-10 defeat of South Carolina Saturday.
This was the first home game at Clemson since October of 2015. With a solid team defensive performance, the Tigers got a big day from loosehead prop Josh Dyson, who scored two tries and was inspiration in leading the pack.