Prop Adrian Marcoliese. (photo by Deborah Miller)

Paladins defeat 9th ranked VMI, next up D1 South Carolina

Furman used rejuvenated scrum play to defeat VMI 42-27 Saturday at Roberts Field. The Keydets, champions of the Cardinal Conference, finished the fall season ranked 9th nationally among Division II teams. The game marked the return of Adrian Marcoliese, the Paladins’ tight head prop who spent the fall semester in Brussels. With Marcoliese and Jeff […]

Koumandarakis serves as team captain of the Alpharetta Phoenix, on of the top high school programs in the nation.

Koumandarakis to join Paladins

Nikolas Koumandarakis, team captain of the 8th ranked high school team in the nation, has committed to Furman and will suit up for the Paladins this fall


Miller to lead 7s effort

Mike Miller, who joined the Furman rugby program las fall as backline coach for 15’s, will lead the team later this spring as 7s head coach. Furman Head Coach and Team co-founder John Roberts will continue to have a hand in shaping game strategy and practices during the spring but will cede major decisions to […]

Furman Coach John Roberts has a 170-62-1 career 15s record.

Furman releases Spring schedule

The Furman rugby team has put the final touches on its spring schedule. It includes home games against Cardinal Conference Champion Virginia Military Institute and Division I Indiana University. The Paladins will also travel to Division I power South Carolina, a team Furman defeated last spring. Furman will host a Southern Rugby Conference Qualifier March […]

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Furman to host USA Rugby National Championships Dec. 5-6

Furman will be home to some of very best college rugby has to offer Dec. 5-6 when the university hosts the USA Ruby Men’s Division II National Championship, as well as the Women’s DI and DII Fall Championship. In all, 10 colleges and universities representing seven states will participate over two days, culminating with three champions being crowned Sunday. Most of the games will be held at John S. Roberts Field, which is located adjacent to Paladin Stadium.

Furman 38 Citadel 10

Furman scored four trys in the second half to pull away from a feisty Citadel team 38-10 Saturday at a packed Roberts Field. The Paladins failed to generate much offensive rhythm early and tackled poorly at times as the Citadel scored two trys. A try by Furman 8-man Patrick Musau and some penalty kicks by […]

RJ Bradley breaks through for a try against the College of Charleston. (photo by Deborah Miller)

Furman downs College of Charleston, to face Citadel

Fresh from a 62-5 win over the College of Charleston, Furman will face conference rival The Citadel 11 a.m. Saturday at Roberts Field. Both teams enter the contest with a 2-1 record. It took 10 minutes for the Paladins to get on the scoreboard against Charleston. But once the scoring began, the trys came in […]

Coastal breaks away from Furman 28-9

Coastal Carolina scored three trys in the final 10 minutes to pull away from Furman 28-9 Saturday. After missing two penalty kicks the Paladins got on the board first to stake an early 3-0 lead on a penalty kick from Jacob Milchuck. With Furman playing a man down due to yellow card, Coastal scored and […]

Furman opens with win at VMI

Furman opened the season with an impressive 47-22 victory over Virginia Military Institute Saturday in Lexington, Va. Though the season is in its infancy, the match-up pitted two top Division II teams in the country. Last year, Furman finished the 15s season ranked 6th in the nation while VMI was tabbed 8th. The friendly contest […]


South African Trankle to be a Paladin

Thomas Trankle, an 8-man from Cornwall College (Pretoria, South Africa), has accepted a Furman Rugby Scholarship and will enroll in August. Trankle, 6’4 and 235 pounds, is a two-year starter for Cornwall and has been selected for regional all-star teams in the rugby-obsessed nation. He has also played center and flanker. He is the son […]