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Furman will host the 2013 USA Rugby Men’s Division II College National Championship and the American Collegiate Rugby Championship December 7-8. The two-day event features some of the finest college rugby programs in the nation. All matches will be played on John S. Roberts Field, which is located adjacent to Paladin Stadium. Admission is $5.
The good news is that Furman has had an excellent season. We are 4-1, defeated Appalachian State, are headed to the play-offs and ranked 21st in the nation among Division II teams. The bad news is, you guessed it, we must travel to UNC-W to play in a Sunday game in the first round. The team is tentatively scheduled to leave mid-afternoon on Saturday. So, for the first time in 10 years, we will be unable to field a team for the alumni game.
In one of the biggest wins in recent club history, Furman rugby defeated Appalachian State 35-24 Saturday at Roberts Field to capture the Mountain Division title and guarantee the Paladins a spot in the Southern Rugby Conference Final Four. Freshman flanker Miles Learner put the Paladins on the board first with a 20 meter try-scoring […]
Supported by a strong pack, East Carolina muscled past Furman 19-0 Saturday to hand the Paladins their first loss of the season. The contest was played under wet conditions in Greenville, North Carolina. The Pirates opened the game with a try in the forward pack near the 20-minute mark as both teams sought to establish […]
The Furman team put its undefeated fall record on the line Sunday at East Riverside Park and lost. But it was for a good cause. And thankfully, the sport was not rugby. The Paladins turned in a part inspiring and part comical performance at the Eastside High School Spirit Week softball tournament, which raised $1,200 […]
Furman shook off a slow first half to defeat Elon 49-0 Saturday before a large Family Weekend crowd at Roberts Field. The feisty Elon team spent much of the first half in Furman’s end but could not muster a score. The sporadic Furman offense did manage to score on the few occasions it advanced deep […]
Furman shook off a feisty Lander team Saturday to take home a 47-15 win. With the victory, the Paladins move to 2-0 and have outscored its two opponents 143-15. The Furman team got off to a quick start with clean rucking and smooth system play. Freshman Patrick Musau, playing 8-man, and junior winger Derek Jones […]
In the United States, September 21 will be remembered as just another Saturday. However, for freshman Patrick Musau ’17, it will never be forgotten. On this day, the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya came under siege by terrorists and was held until Tuesday. During the siege it was estimated that 137 died and many more were wounded. All of this happened just minutes away from where Musau’s family and friends live.
Furman recovered from a lackluster first half to route Western Carolina 95-0 Saturday at Roberts Field. Played in rainy conditions,the Paladins failed to generate any forward motion in the first half. The squad looked rusty in the season opener and was penalized more than 25 times for knock on, off sides and other infractions.
Furman Rugby will launch the fall season Saturday as the squad hosts Western Carolina University. The 1 p.m. game will be held at John S. Roberts Field on the Furman campus. The Paladins return all starters from last year’s squad which completed matrix play with 3-1 record and narrowly missed the Southern Rugby Conference Play-offs.