Charlotte, NC - The Tennessee is the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference champion after a tense, wet, and dramatic final played during the ACRC Bowl Series games at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, NC.
In a game that saw multiple lead changes, Tennessee won on the final play of the game, with lock Kerry Roberts scoring the winning try as time expired.
Both teams signaled early their desire to play wide and challenge their opponents on the outside. But with the rain coming down at times and the field and ball a little wet, this was a challenge. In the end, it was often errors or defensive pressure that led to scores.
USC got on the board first, when the ball squirted out of the back of the Tennessee scrum and the Gamecock’s Jared Magill pounced on it. ...Read More
Carolina Defeats Alabama In SCRC Playoffs
Tuscaloosa, AL - The SCRC semi-finals featured two highly contested matches. Ultimately, Tennessee used a strong second half to outlast Florida 30-13 and South Carolina overcame an early deficit to defeat Alabama 34-27. Tennessee and USC will compete for the SCRC title next week at the ACRC Bowl Series in Charlotte, N.C.
In Alabama, The Crimson Tide jumped out to an early 10-0 lead on the Gamecocks before South Carolina netted a penalty. Alabama extended the lead to 17-3, but a late first half try for South Carolina left it 17-8 at the break.
“They gave us everything they could dish out and their forwards basically controlled the game in the first half,” USC Head Coach Mark Morris said of Alabama....Read More
Breast Cancer Awareness Match Results
Columbia, SC - Although we wish the first annual Breast Cancer Awareness match against UT would have been a victory for the Gamecocks, we still have much to celebrate. With the proceeds earned from t-shirt sales and other contributions, Carolina Rugby will be writing a check in the amount of $1,200 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. We wanted this match to be for a higher purpose and we certainly attained our goal. A huge thank you to all who purchased the match t-shirts; we know our team and fans have made a difference in the lives of women who suffer from breast cancer. We truly appreciate everyone's donation and look forward to exceeding the $1,200 mark next year. Working together, we have advanced one step closer to finding a cure.
SCRC Championship Details; Tickets On Sale!
Charlotte, NC - The Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference, one of the strongest conferences in the nation, will hold its championship match under the lights at the Rugby Athletic Center on Saturday, November 21 as the penultimate event of the 2015 ACRC Bowl Series. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:40pm EST. The state-of-the-art Rugby Athletic Center features well-lit fields, locker rooms, modern facilities and meeting rooms. Food, concessions, and souvenirs will be available on site.
The ACRC Bowl Series features nine collegiate bowl games over two days. Teams committed to attend include conference champions from across the US along with many othe top level Division I teams. The ACRC will live stream the event so fans and supporters from across the US and the world won't miss any of the action. For more information on tickets, hotel accommodations, live streaming, and a complete schedule of events, visit the event websiteTODAY!
Gamecocks Run Out Of Time Against UT
Columbia, SC -Tennessee scored a try with less than 10 minutes to play to defeat South Carolina and take the East Division in the SCRC this past weekend. In the West Division, Alabama outlasted Mississippi State 26-22 to finish conference play undefeated. The playoff seeds are now decided with the Volunteers and Gamecocks 1st and 2nd in the East and Alabama and Florida one and two in the West. The teams will play crossover semis and the winners will play for the SCRC championship at the ACRC Bowl Series. ...Read More
Auburn Defeated On The Road
Auburn, AL - The University of South Carolina Men’s Rugby team traveled to Auburn University for a cross divisional Southeastern match-up. Looking to keep their perfect season alive, the Gamecocks came out early and struck often, coming away with an 88-5 victory over the Tigers.
Tries were awarded to fullback Thomas Coar, flyhalf Tim Hamill (2), flyhalf Michael Rudzinsky (2), scrumhalf Brian Keown (2), wing Brett DeBoy (2), and wing James Whipper (4). Man of the match honors went to junior flanker Cal Austin and sophomore wing James Whipper, both of Australia.
“Our game today was right in our wheelhouse,” said Head Coach Mark Morris. “Auburn was a lot more physical than anybody we have played so far this year and our forwards had to do a little bit more work today producing ball for the backs, though, overall, we were still able to accomplish our game plan, albeit it was much tougher.”...Read More