Columbia, SC - Carolina Rugby needs YOU! Did you know that if 100 foundation supporters purchased only 3 tickets each, the team will fulfill its ticket allotment for the CRC? Support the University of South Carolina Men's Rugby Team today by purchasing tickets for the 2014 USA 7's Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) Invitational taking place in beautiful Philadelphia, PA on May 31st - June 1st.
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Carolina Impounds the Dawgs, Improves to 4-0
Athens, GA - This past weekend, the University of South Carolina
Gamecocks Men’s Rugby team travelled to Athens, GA to take on the University of
Georgia Bulldogs.Carolina knew that
they could not take the “Dawgs” lightly considering they gave Tennessee quite a
scare in their last match, tying the Vols in a match that came down to the
final minutes.The Gamecocks trained
hard during the two weeks between games to make sure that the game plan was
strong and that everyone was on the same page. To read more, please click here.
Gamecocks Tame the Wildcats, Improve to 2-0
Columbia, SC - After
a successful match against a strong Florida opponent, Carolina rugby worked
hard throughout the week to prepare for the second match of the SCRC season
with much to improve on. The team made
it a priority to fix any errors around the breakdowns that may have hindered
their opportunities to close out the game against Florida early on. The 1st and 2nd XV
hosted the Kentucky Wildcats while the Palmetto Side took on a well-coached
Furman University squad.To read more, please click here.
USC Opens SCRC Season With Florida Win
Columbia, SC - "Expected to be a close game from the onset, South Carolina (1-0) took a 19-5 lead into the half only to see the Gators mount a tremendous comeback on the road. Florida (0-1) has to be disappointed with result, but should be encouraged by the effort the team put forth in the second half. The Gamecocks are one of the top teams in the SCRC and playing them at home is a tough task for anyone. It’s tough having such a pivotal game right out of the gates, so South Carolina must be please to get their season off to a good start with a 24-17 finish. The win gives South Carolina an early pole position in the East Division. Florida faces Georgia next week and then takes on Tennessee at home in what will likely be a must-win game for the Gators. South Carolina plays host to Kentucky next weekend." Click here for a complete recap on all SCRC matches provided by ThisIsAmericanRugby
Berenato Earns Player of the Week Honors
Columbia, SC - For week 5 of Southeastern Rugby competition, the East Division Player of the Week is Matt Berenato, Senior Outside Center for the University of South Carolina for his performance during Carolina's recent match-up with the University of Georgia. Berenato set the tone for the Gamecock offense and repeated opened up holes in the Georgia defense.
Georgia Head Coach Doug Porter said it all, “He tore us apart on Saturday. Made break after break and distributed the ball well.” South Carolina Head Coach Mark Morris congratulated Berenato for the achievement and will continue to Matt for his leadership both on and off the pitch this season.
This is Berenato's second Player of the Week award following his performance in week 9 of last year's season. With the nod, Berenato joins last year's captain Tim Holkenborg as the only individuals from South Carolina with multiple Player of the Week Honors, with 3 and 2 respectively. Tim Hamill also received the award last season for his performance in week 5 of SCRC competition. Click herefor a complete recap on SCRC matches provided by ThisIsAmericanRugby.
Carolina Shakes up the West, Improves to 3-0
Tuscaloosa, AL -
Starting off the season with a strong 2-0 record and sitting
atop the SCRC East division, Carolina Rugby headed to Tuscaloosa, Alabama this
past weekend for the first road game of the season for Gamecock Rugby.Carolina prepared efficiently despite the shortened
week due to three consecutive days of cancelled classes.The team took form in a parking garage when
they could not practice outdoors, proving that no matter what form of adversity
would be thrown at them, Carolina would bind together and accomplish their
goal.With this mindset, USC’s 1st
and 2nd XV took on the University of Alabama on a brisk yet clear
day.To read more, please click here.
Gamecocks Swamp the Gators, Prep for UK
Columbia, SC - The This
past Saturday, Carolina Rugby opened its SCRC matrix season at home, hosting
the University of Florida Gators for a rematch of last season’s SCRC opener. It was a dim day, though a perfect one for
rugby as the Gamecocks were set to kickoff at 1:00pm. With the success of last
spring’s 15s season, Carolina was ready to take its first step in the right
direction, towards a victory.To read more, please click here.
Another Season in the Books
I hope everyone had a great holiday season
with your family and friends and that the new year brings you all peace and
prosperity. Coach Darnell and I have been dealing with rugby
withdrawal since the final whistle blew back in November, though that’s ok, as
we have plenty of planning to do to get ready for the spring season. If you
recall my previous letter, we were preparing for COB Weekend, celebrating 46
years of Carolina Rugby, and we were also gearing up for the team’s first
National run at 7’s. I would like to use this opportunity to wrap up the fall
season and to bring you up to date on where we finished as a team. To read more, please click here.