Monthly Archives: April 2017

Gamecocks run through SCRC Championship in dominant fashion

South Carolina earns bid to Penn Mutual CRC

South Carolina played textbook sevens and held firm on defense for the entire day to claim the 2017 Southeastern Olympic Rugby Championship.  With the win the Gamecocks earn the SCRC bid to the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia.

Coach Steve Darnell’s boys controlled the pace and possession in every game on their way to the championship.  In the final USC jumped to a two try lead only to have UK knot the score just before the half.  The Gamecocks flexed their muscles to begin the second half and finished with a 26-12 victory and the conference championship.  

South Carolina now joins Tennessee in competing in the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia in June while Kentucky and Alabama both have their sites set on the USA Rugby National Championship Tournament set for May 19-21 in Glendale, Colorado.

Results of Pool Play

South Carolina33Mississippi State0
Kentucky32Mississippi  7
South Carolina40Georgia0
Alabama31Mississippi State5
South Carolina24Alabama5
Georgia24Mississippi State33


Bowl Semifinal
Mississippi State26Mississippi19
Cup Semifinal
South Carolina32Tennessee0
Shield Championship / 7th
Mississippi  19Auburn17
Bowl Championship / 5th
Mississippi State24Georgia14
Plate Championship / 3rd
Cup Championship / Final
South Carolina26Kentucky 12

Final Rankings

1. South Carolina
2. Kentucky
3. Alabama
4. Tennessee
5. Mississippi State
6. Georgia
7. Ole Miss
8. Auburn

All Conference Team

Barnes, SeanSouth Carolina
Butler, LoganKentucky
Coar, ThomasSouth Carolina
DeBoy, BrettSouth Carolina
Deppeerschmidt, RossAlabama
Fromm, EthanGeorgia
Guisasola, IggyAlabama
Harrell, ChristianSouth Carolina
Lackovic, JacobOle Miss
Leadingham, CJKentucky
Massengill, CameronMississippi State
Roberts, KerryTennessee
Sietz, ThomasAuburn
Suber, ShaqKentucky
Vickers, TravisTennessee

2017 Olympic Rugby Championship Set for Knoxville

8 teams compete for the Penn Mutual CRC Bid on Saturday

Eight Southeastern Conference schools compete on Saturday for the Southeastern Collegiate Olympic Rugby Championship in Knoxville.  The victor also earns an invite to the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship held in Philadelphia in June along with a possible bid to the USA Rugby National Championship Tournament.

South Carolina enters the championship event as a decided favorite having overwhelmed the competition in the lone qualifying event held in Columbia on April 01.

1 South Carolina
2 Tennessee
3 Kentucky
4 Georgia
5 Alabama
6 Ole Miss
7 Auburn
8 Mississippi State

The first game of the day kicks off at 9 AM and the Championship is slated for 5 PM.  This year the championship is hosted by the University of Tennessee at the Tennessee Rugby Park in Knoxville.

Tennessee Rugby Park
8051 Oak Ridge Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee

The event will be streamed by Purple Moose Media so check by just prior to the event for details on viewing if you can’t make it to Knoxville to see it live.  Updates will also be posted throughout the day on Twitter at @SCRCRugby.