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Furman ups Keydets in scrimmage

Furman outscored the Virginia Military Institute 43-12 Saturday in a pre-season scrimmage at Lexington, Va. The game consisted of three, 30-minute periods with regular water breaks to help both teams cope with hot, humid game conditions. For the most part the Paladins kept the Keydets on the defensive throughout the day. Furman bested VMI 19-5 […]

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Clemson coach joins 2016 Furman Rugby Camp

Furman Rugby Coach John Roberts announced today that Clemson Rugby Coach Steve Lynch will join the coaching staff for the 2016 Furman Rugby Camp. Lynch joined the Tigers last year. He has also served as head coach of the Glendale Raptors and has extensive experience in all levels of rugby. “We are extremely honored to […]

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Former Furman coach, rugby friend dies in Thailand accident

Mike Cobb, who played, coached, and officiated rugby for more than three decades, was killed Saturday when an automobile struck him in Thailand where he was participating in a rugby referee exchange. In every respect, Cobb’s influence on the game he loved touched many in the U.S. and beyond. Once ranked as one of the […]


Tudora to be Paladin

Michael Tudora, an 11-year Canadian rugby player and team captain, has committed to Furman and will enroll in the fall. Tudora, son of Alex and Michelle Tudora, attends Donald A Wilson Secondary School in Ontario. He has played for the Ajax Wanderers, a club team, since 2005. A versatile athlete, Tudora (6’2, 205 pounds) has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]