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In the biggest home rugby game in years, Furman will host UNC-Wilmington 1 p.m., Saturday at John Roberts Field. Both teams boast an undefeated conference record. Furman is 6-0 while UNC-Wilmington is 4-1, with its only blemishing coming at the hands of the Division I South Carolina, the 2013 Southeastern Conference Champions, 22-19. The winner […]
Sophomore winger Miles Lerner scored two trys to pace Furman to a 41-11 win over the Citadel Saturday on the military campus’s parade grounds. With the win, the Paladins move to 5-0 on the fall season and are 3-0 in league play. The rival Bulldogs, who always play the Paladins tough at home, took advantage […]
Jacob Milchuck scored three trys to lead the Paladins past the College of Charleston 56-5 Saturday at Roberts Field. The sophomore, playing scrum half, scored twice in the first half as Furman constructed a 38-0 halftime team. RJ Bradly, a freshman, scored two trys. Jeff Tonge (sophomore), Miles Lerner (sophomore), Ryan Conlogue (sophomore) and juniors […]
Turner Morsches scored a try as time expired to cap a furious comeback as the Paladins defeated Coastal Carolina 25-24 to open fall matrix play. Furman held a 15-5 lead early in the second half but surrendered three consecutive trys to the hard- charging Chanticleers over a bleak 20-minute period. Trailing 24-15 in the 39th […]
The Furman Rugby team will launch the fall season Saturday with contests against the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. The team, coming off third-place finishes in both 15s and 7s last year in the 12-member Southern Rugby Conference, lost only two starters to graduation. The squad is composed 8 freshmen, 8 sophomores, 5 juniors […]
Greg Dover ’05 and Shaun van Rensburg ’09 have both joined the Furman Rugby coaching staff. Dover, a Greenville native and former captain for the Paladins, will serve as backs coach and assistant coach. Van Ransberg, a native of South Africa, has been named assistant backs coach. He will also assist with coaching the forwards. […]
Furman will be looking to build on a solid 2013-14 season when it opens the fall 15s campaign September 6 in a round-robin at the University of Georgia. The Paladins, who finished 3rd in the 12-team Southern Rugby Conference in both 15s and 7s last year, will visit Division I Georgia and Georgia Tech September […]
Matti Newman, a talented fullback and wing from Lincolnshire County, England, has accepted a Furman rugby scholarship and will join the Paladins this fall.
Newman is currently a starter on the Spalding Rugby Football Club. He is past member of the Deepings Rugby Union Football Club, where he was the youngest player selected to the DRUFC starting 15. For the 2012-13 season, he was the recipient of the DRUFC “Young Player of the Year” award.
Michael Anthony, a two-year team captain and Indiana select side player, has accepted a Furman rugby scholarship and will join the Paladins this fall. Anthony, 5’10, 170 pounds, is a senior on the powerful Culver Military Academy rugby team. The team was a state semi-finalist in 2013 and finished runner up in 2012. Anthony, who attended the Furman Rugby Camp in 2012, plays scrum-half.
Furman put a wrap on the team’s inaugural spring 7s season with a respectable third-place finish in the Southern Conference Championship 7s tournament April 26-27. The Paladins completed the two-day tournament, hosted by UNC-Greensboro, with a 5-1 record and narrowly missed advancing to the finals by dropping a hard-fought match to UNC-W 21-19 in the semifinals. The Seahawks went on to defeat Coastal Carolina in the championship game.