Player Expectations: Each week, players are expected to attend weekly coach led skills and conditioning sessions, player led weight lifting and strength training, as well as any matches assigned to them by the Head Coach. Players are also expected to complete a number of logistical items to include the following:
Team members are expected to be booted and ready to warm-up 15 minutes early. Please show up to practice with all necessary forms filled out and ready, if possible.
USA Rugby Academic All-Americans
Columbia, SC -
Twenty-three On behalf of the South Carolina Men's Rugby Team, we would like to congratulate South Carolina's own Matthew Augustine and David Mysona on being selected as USA Rugby Academic All-Americans, demonstrating both academic and athletic excellence during the 2013-2014 season!
Since 2011, USA Rugby has recognized the hard work and accomplishment of collegiate rugby players, on and off of the field, with the National Collegiate Rugby Scholar Honor Roll. More than one thousand college students have been acknowledged during this period. Augustine and Mysona both exceed the program criteria, which includes being a consistent starter on the South Carolina rugby team and posting a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 (on scale of 4.0) or higher, with cumulative G.P.A.’s of 3.90 or higher, representing the highest bracket of the awards list. To read more, please click here.
Carolina Rugby Establishes Endowment Fund
Columbia, SC - Through our relationship with Carolina Promise, the Carolina Rugby Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Carolina Men's Rugby Endowment Fund. This tax-deductible account will promote the spirit and high ideals of Carolina Rugby through a long term endowment fund that will provide sustainable returns for the program for years to come. With generous donations from the Smolka Family, the fund currently sits at $50,000, with interest funds available to the team after a one year maturation period.
Your financial support of the Carolina Men's Rugby Endowment Fund will have a direct impact on our players, our coaches, and our facilities. Keeping Carolina Rugby strong and vibrant is more important than ever as we continue to compete with the Nation's best. By keeping our facilities and equipment updated, investing in travel, tournaments, and coach and player development, and engaging potential recruits and spectators with new resources, we can remain one of the leading programs in the country and prepare our student athletes to achieve great thing. To read more, please click here.
2014 Carolina Rugby Alumni Weekend
Columbia, SC - The 2014 Southeastern Rugby Champions welcome back the ruggers of yesteryear to celebrate 47 years of Carolina Rugby! The 2014 Carolina Rugby Alumni Weekend will be held Friday, October 31st through Sunday, November 2nd and will include a full range of festivities.
The weekend will begin at 7:00pm on Friday with the 13th annual alumni match followed by a post-match social. On Saturday, the alumni will be hosting a pre-game tailgate at Shuman Owens Supply Co. before heading in to Williams-Brice Stadium to watch the #4 Gamecocks take on the Volunteers of Tennessee. On Sunday, the weekend will conclude with an 11:00am Foundation board meeting to be held at the Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center located at the corner of Blossom & Assembly Street in Columbia. To read more, please click here.
Carolina Rugby Welcomes Incoming Class
Columbia, SC -
Twenty-three freshmen make up
the new class of student-athletes on the University of South Carolina Men’s
Rugby Team, bringing to the Gamecocks an exciting mixture of leadership and
athleticism from across the nation that could have an impact on the program as
early as this fall.
“We lost a great group of
seniors this past semester who certainly left their mark on the program in
returning us to national prominence,” said head coach Mark Morris. “Every new
class brings with it its own personality and challenges, which we as a coaching
staff have to compensate for and do our best to integrate into our existing
game plan. I’m happy to say that I have met with or have been in contact with a
majority of the incoming players and their families and I know they are
committed to the program and are ready to make the transition to the collegiate
level.” To read more, please click here.
USA Rugby All-American Matthew Berenato
Columbia, SC - We would like to congratulate South Carolina's own Matthew Berenato on being selected as a USA Rugby All-American Honorable Mention for the 2013-2014 season!
Berenato had a stellar season guiding the South Carolina backline as a ferocious runner and try scorer. Aside from captaining the team in both 7's and 15's, his accolades this year include being named Eastern Division Player of the Week 2 out of the 9 weeks of competition, being named to the Southeastern Rugby All-Conference Team at center, being awarded the USC Team MVP Award, and most prominently, being selected as this year's Southeastern Rugby Player of the Year. As a graduating senior, Berenato has accumulated several accolades during his earlier years at South Carolina... To read more, please click here.
2014 Fall Southeastern Schedule Released
Columbia, SC - Following the trend established over the past few years, the Southeastern Conference has elected to reverse its seasonality schedule to allow Conference 15’s in the Fall and organized 7’s in the Spring with corresponding conference events for both at the end of their respective seasons.
What became evident during the CRC's is that the competition has improved immensely nationwide, though we were falling behind by not securing the necessary “live” play under our belts to perform to our potential. This new format will be more conducive, allowing all 7’s events to take place in order and in a single season (Southeastern series, Southeastern Qualifier, USA Rugby Nationals, CRC Invitational). To read more, please click here.