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 […]


Kirkland to join Paladins

Pierce Kirkland, a flanker and co-captain of the Memorial High School (Houston, TX) Rugby Team, has accepted a Furman Rugby Scholarship and has committed to attend Furman. Kirkland, the son of Robert Kirkland of Houston, is a three-year starter for Memorial, which finished in third place in  Texas High School Rugby Division II in 2014 […]

Turner to join Paladins

Andrew Turner, a resident of Muscat, Oman who began playing rugby in third grade, will attend Furman University next year and has committed to joining the Furman rugby team. Turner, who attended the 2014 Furman Rugby Camp, has played rugby in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. He is a member of the Muscat Pirates where […]


Clarke to join Paladins

Aidan Clarke, a standout member of the Staples Rugby Team (Westport, CT), has accepted a rugby scholarship and will enroll at Furman in the fall. Clarke, son of Ron and Susan Clarke, began playing rugby in 2012. He has played prop, hooker and performed some spot duty as scrum half for Staples who are 2-0 […]


Greco to join Paladins

Robbie Greco, a senior at Uppingham School in England who has played rugby for 11 years, has accepted a Furman rugby scholarship and will be a Paladin this fall. Greco, 6’1, 215, is a prop and played on Uppingham’s First XV this fall. He joins Matty Newman, a rising sophomore, as the second English player […]


Rein commits to Furman

Jeffrey Rein, a senior at Ravenwood High School (Nashville, TN) and two-time U-19 Rugby South All-Star, has accepted a rugby scholarship and has committed to attend Furman next Fall. Rein, son of Paul and Margaret Rein, plays scrum half and began the sport as a sixth grader. He also plays fly-half, kicks for touch and […]


Williams to be a Paladin

John Bailey Williams, a senior at Ravenwood High School (Brentwood, TN) and member of the Ravenwood Raptors has accepted a rugby scholarship and is committed to enroll at Furman University this fall. Williams, son of Mark and Theresa Williams, plays 8-man for the Raptors and owns an impressive rugby resume. He is a member of […]

Hager to commits to Furman

Josh Hager, a flanker and second row for Southern Pines High School, has accepted a rugby scholarship and will enroll at Furman University next fall. Hager, son of Colonel (retired) William and Kelley Hager of Whispering Pines, N.C. 28327 is a two year starter for the Gators, one of the stronger high school programs in […]

Furman upends South Carolina 22-14

Furman used a strong offense and the wind to build a three-try halftime lead Saturday that was strong enough to carry the day in a 22-14 win over the University of South Carolina. The victory is Furman’s third consecutive against a Division I team. The contest pitted the champions of the Division II Southern Rugby […]