Furman will be one of four teams to participate in the Southern Rugby Conference Final Four this weekend on the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus.
The Paladins (4-1 in the SRC) will open the event with a 1 p.m. game against East Carolina University (4-1). UNC-Wilmington will face off against Appalachian State in a 3 p.m. contest. Saturday’s losers advance to the consolation game 11 a.m., Sunday. The SRC Championship game will kick at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The games will be played on recreation field 12, which is located near the track and field complex. See the UNCC Parent Page for a downloadable map.
Furman, currently ranked 22 in the nation by USA Rugby, suffered its only loss Oct. 18 in nail biter against three-time SRC champion Wilmington 48-38.
Over the past two weeks, the Paladins have been focusing on offensive timing and set pieces.
“We have had some good practices,” says Furman Coach John Roberts. “We are really healthy now and should be entering the tournament at full strength.”
Last year, Furman finished third in SRC. Wilmington and Appalachian State have advanced to all four SRC final fours. The conference winner will advance to USA Rugby Regional Play-offs to be held November 15-16 at James Madison University.