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Adam Miller breaks free for a try for the Paladins. (photo by Deborah Miller)

Furman rushes past Gamecocks, next up: UNCC

The Furman rugby team continued its winning ways by posting an impressive 44-14 win over Division I South Carolina at Roberts Field Saturday. The Paladins were originally scheduled to host the Gamecocks’ second team. But a last minute cancellation by Vanderbilt paved the way for USC to front up with their best team. Both squads […]

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Furman to host South Carolina’s top side Saturday

The Furman men’s rugby team will face the University of South Carolina 11 a.m., Saturday at Roberts Field. That match-up is between two undefeated teams. Furman is 5-0 and is coming off a resounding 96-0 win over Wake Forest. The Gamecocks have logged early-season wins against the University of Georgia and Mississippi State. Furman was […]

Senior Jacob Milchuck breaks through Wake's defense.

Furman overwhelms Wake 96-0

Nearing the midway point in the conference schedule, Furman notched an overwhelming 96-0 win over Wake Forest at John Roberts Field Saturday. The Paladins are off to a 5-0 start and have outscored their five opponents 340-34. Sophomore flyhalf Jeffy Rein paced the Paladin attach by scoring three trys. Close behind were seniors Adam Miller and Ryan […]

Furman and VMI enjoy a post game photo.

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 […]


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 […]