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SCRC Looks Forward to Fall 2021

The SCRC faces the fall of 2021 with great expectation. Last fall was a bust due to Covid-19 and member teams are ready to play. The schedule is available to view here.

Commissioner Bradley is monitoring member teams to determine if there will be limitations to competition this fall because of the Delta Variant. Stay tuned.

Here are the highlights from Commissioner Bradley’s recent email to conference members.

2021-2022 Global Law Trials
All conferences and teams with USA Rugby at the adult level are playing under the Global Law Trials this fall and that includes the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference.  These are significant so each team needs to familiarize themselves with the changes.

USA Rugby
All players and coaches will again be required to register with USA Rugby.  Same process as last year and player and coach registration system is up and running. 

Team Participation Agreement
Each team must sign and return the SCRC Team Participation Agreement.

Player Eligibility Form Completed by the Registrar
Due prior to your first conference match.  Player Name, Student #, Date of Birth and HS Graduation Date must be typed into the form and include player signature.  Handwritten forms will not be accepted.  Forms not in alphabetical order will require additional time to validate which may affect  match day eligibility.  Registrar should complete their section (may be handwritten), add seal and sign. This document also must include the Recsports signature.  Supplemental forms may be submitted as new players join your club.
Email the completed form to


Player Eligibility Waiver Request

This form is required for any player outside of the standard eligibility policy including part time, grad student, 6th year, 7th year, consortium agreement or military waiver.  This form should also be typed (fillable PDF) and supporting documentation must be included for consideration.  Please note this is a request and not an actual waiver.  Confirmation of approved waiver will be provided to the student athlete and the club.

Email Completed forms to:


Player Eligibility Policy and all forms may be found on the website at:

We are looking forward to the competition. Stay tuned!

SCRC Evaluates Affiliation Options

SCRC Conference Commissioner Marty Bradley has been spending hours calling, talking, thinking and evaluating options for affiliation for the SCRC since the collapse of USA Rugby. The possibilities for conference affiliation are many, each one with opportunities and challenges.

We are grateful for the work of Marty on these important matters for the conference. He hopes to bring proposals to the conference Board of Directors at our next meeting that is scheduled for late May.

USA Rugby Cancels Competitions

USA Rugby canceled all post season play in the USA. On March 20th they issued the following statement.

All sanctioned competition and rugby activities are suspended for the foreseeable future, effective March 20, 2020. Members and clubs are asked to refrain from match play, training or team gatherings during this period. Accident and Liability claims will not be accepted during the above window of time. Information on when rugby activities will potentially be able to resume will be communicated by USA Rugby before June 1.”

SCRC Commissioner Marty Bradley noticed member teams that the conference Olympic Rugby tournament would be cancelled for 2020. It will not be rescheduled.

2019 All Conference Teams Announced

The Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference has announced the selections to the 2019 All Conference Teams.

This year, the conference has selected an all-conference team from the D1AA competition, an all-conference team from the DII competition, and an overall first 15 Dream Team.  Each team was given the opportunity to nominate players from their own team plus identify players from the fall competition that they then could also nominate.

Tennessee’s Ben Schwartz

The D1AA All-Conference team is lead by a very talented group of men, including Kennesaw State’s Ben Dorsey at center, Kentucky’s Brendon Esson at flyhalf and Tennessee’s Ben Schwartz at fullback.   Forward standouts include locks Greg Janowick (UT) and Campbell Robinson (KSU), and Alabama’s Ethan Miner at Flanker.

The DII All-Conference team is led in the forwards by Memphis’  front rowers Austin Kelley and Musa Banat, along with Auburn’s Jerome Bohuslavizki at #8.  Standout backs included centers JJ Greatrex (MTSU), Calvin Gentry (Memphis) and Sam Delmerico (Georgia Tech).   

Memphis’ Austin Kelley

The 2019 15s D1AA Player of the Year is the University of Tennessee’s Ben Schwartz.  Schwartz (Senior Mechanical Engineering major from Knoxville, TN) led the Volunteers at fullback in a season that saw more teams than ever before turn to tactical kicking.  He capped the year with 16 points in the conference championship match (4 conversions, 1 penalty kick and 1 try).  The MVP of the conference championship match is also the 2019 SCRC D1AA Player of the Year.

The 2019 15s DII Player of the year is the University of Memphis’ Austin Kelley.  Kelley (Sophomore Pre-Law major from Collierville, TN) led the Tigers at prop in a season that saw Memphis win the SCRC DII regular season title and advance to the USA DII National round of 8.

2019 Dream Team

1Austin KelleyMemphis
2Dirk van den BergKentucky
3Nick BruneAlabama
4Greg JanowickTennessee
5Campbell RobinsonKennesaw St
6Ethan MinerAlabama
7Andy LloydTennessee
8Patrick BeacomTennessee
9Luke DaviesTennessee
10Brendan EssonKentucky
11Jacob GeoppnerKentucky
12Ben DorseyKennesaw St
13JJ GreatrexMTSU
14Chris BagbyKennesaw St
15Ben SchwartzTennessee

2019 SCRC D1AA All Conference

Caleb StrumAlabama
Matt PikowskiAlabama
Shea O’HanlonKennesaw State
Ben DorseyKennesaw State
Chris BagbyKennesaw State
Josh InglisKennesaw State
Brendon EssonKentucky
Jacob GoeppnerKentucky
Connor HoeferSouth Carolina
Luke HarrisSouth Carolina
Ben SchwartzTennessee
Luke DaviesTennessee
Ethan MinerAlabama
Nick BruneAlabama
Michael CurranGeorgia
Campbell RobinsonKennesaw State
Dirk van den BergKentucky
Anthony MenciniKentucky
Tommy MaxwellSouth Carolina
Greg JanowickTennessee
Andy LloydTennessee
Patrick BeacomTennessee
Creighton CouchTennessee

2019 SCRC DII All Conference

Sam DelmericoGeorgia Tech
Brittin RoedelMemphis
Alec SiscoMemphis
Calvin GentryMemphis
John DentamoreMississippi State
Cam MassengilMississippi State
JJ GreatrexMTSU
Devauntae BeasleyMTSU
Jerome BohsulavizkiAuburn
Mason WilliamsonAuburn
Jermiah RussellGeorgia Tech
Andrew AllenGeorgia Tech
Jas PyneniGeorgia Tech
Austin KelleyMemphis
Musa BanatMemphis
Jason LeonardMississippi State
Colby PearlMTSU
Jaxon WallaceMTSU

2019 All Conference Olympic Teams Announced.

The Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference has announced the 2019 All Conference Olympic (7s) Team based on the performance at this year’s championship event in Columbia, South Carolina.  

First Team

Caleb Strum (Alabama)
Matt Pikowski (Alabama)
Obum Imonugo (Georgia)
Chris Bagby (Kennesaw State)
Ben Dorsey(Kennesaw State)
Brendon Esson (Kentucky)
Grant Broeder (Kentucky)
Cam Massengill (Mississippi State)
Danny Callahan (South Carolina)
Patrick Beacom (Tennessee)

Second Team

Patrick Feimer (Alabama)
Jerome Bohuslaviski (Auburn)
Shea O’Hanlon (Kennesaw State) 
Jacob Goeppner (Kentucky)
Ty Lewis (Kentucky)
Colby Pearl (Middle TN State)
Antonio Liberti (Mississippi State)
Walker Graham (South Carolina)
Conner Hoefer (South Carolina)
Ben Schwartz (Tennessee)

Kentucky Claims Olympic Rugby Championship

The University of Kentucky captured the 2019 SCRC Olympic Rugby Championship with a 26-14 victory over Kennesaw State University in the final.  The one day event proceeded under threatening skies in Columbia, South Carolina with the Gamecocks serving as excellent hosts. 

In what proved ot be the most competitive sevens event in conference history, UK emerged from pool play with narrow victories over Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi State.  Kennesaw State advanced to the final with equally narrow victories over Tennessee, South Carolina, Auburn and MTSU.  

Kentucky 7s Team
Kennesaw State 7s Team

Pool A

D  Kennesaw State12
A  South Carolina10
C  Tennessee8
B  Auburn4

Pool B

F  Kentucky12
H  Alabama10
J  Miss State8
I  Georgia6
G  Ole Miss0

Schedule / Results

9:00 AMAvBSouth Carolina12Auburn7
9:20 AMCvDTennessee5Kennesaw State14
9:40 AMFvGKentucky15Ole MissFFT
10:00 AMHvIAlabama21Georgia14
10:20 AMBvEAuburn0MTSU35
10:40 AMAvCSouth Carolina27Tennessee0
11:00 AMGvJOle MissFFTMiss State15
11:20 AMFvHKentucky10Alabama7
11:40 AMAvDSouth Carolina5Kennesaw State17
12:00 PMCvETennessee33MTSU14
12:20 PMFvIKentucky17Georgia10
12:40 PMHvJAlabama24Miss State14
1:00 PMBvDAuburn12Kennesaw State19
1:20 PMAvESouth Carolina26MTSU7
1:40 PMGvIOle MissFFTGeorgia15
2:00 PMFvJKentucky20Miss State5
2:20 PMCvBTennessee36Auburn19
2:40 PMDvEKennesaw State21MTSU12
3:00 PMHvGAlabama15Ole MissFFT
3:30 PMIvJGeorgia12Miss State19
4:15 PM5th PlaceTennessee12Miss State5
4:45 PM3rd PlaceAlabama17South Carolina14
5:15 PM1st PlaceKentucky26Kennesaw State14

SCRC Conducts 2019 Annual Meeting and Admits Memphis and Georgia Tech

Announces competition realignment for 15s

In the annual general meeting on April 07 the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference completed several items of business related to membership, competition and leadership.

Present:  Alabama, Auburn, Kennesaw State, Kentucky, Middle TN State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee
Absent:  Georgia

Meeting Opening at 8:00 PM EST

Elected Leadership
Commissioner – Marty Bradley
Treasurer / Secretary – Jim Farrar

Appointed Leadership
Competitions Director – Gary Anderson
Discipline Director – Charles Dube
Referee Director – Dave Haines

University of Memphis
Georgia Institute of Technology
Both teams were accepted by a unanious vote.

2019 15s Competition Review
Tier 1: Kentucky, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Kennesaw State
Tier 2: Auburn, Georgia Tech, Memphis, Middle TN State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State

Features: 1 crossover for a total of 6 matches. Championship game in each tier. challenge / promotion match options.

2019 7s Competition Review
April 13 – Columbia, SC
Winner – USAR National Tournament Bid
Highest finishing SEC team – CRC Bid

Financial Report
Membership voted unaniously to leave 2019-2020 dues at 2018-2019 level and also approved budget to reflect previous year budget.

High Performance
Review of plans and proposal for all-star team and camps/clinics.

Please update. 

Meeting Adjourned at 8:40 PM EST

2019 SCRC All-Conference Awards Announced

Brendan Esson Repeats as Player of the Year

Brentan Esson Player of the Year

The Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference has announced the 2019 All-Conference team after the conclusion of the 2019 Championship.

Deservedly, the Kentucky Wildcats lead the way with 4 first team selections including SCRC Player of the Year Brendan Esson.  Esson repeats as POY having also claimed the title in 2017 while leading the Wildcats to the conference championship.

SCRC 1st Team

Ignacio GuisasolaAlabama
Caleb StrumAlabama
Harrison DulgarianAlabama
Obum Imonugo Georgia
Tim Mercado Georgia
Campbell RobinsonKennesaw State
Brendan EssonKentucky
Logan ButlerKentucky
Dirk van den BergKentucky
Nick PratherKentucky
Ben BergeronMTSU
Walker GrahamSouth Carolina
Isaac Harding-DavisSouth Carolina
Thomas McDonaldSouth Carolina
Dylan CravenTennessee
Keenan KayserTennessee
Greg JanowickTennessee

SCRC 2nd Team

Ben RogersAlabama
Robert CollinsAlabama
Charlie DuffyAuburn
Jerome BohuslavizkiAuburn
Brian RadcliffGeorgia
Josh InglisKennesaw State
Chris BagbyKennesaw State
Tucker DonlonKentucky
Grant BroederKentucky
Alex TurnerMTSU
 Loyd RogersMTSU
Micheal ChiarovanoSouth Carolina
Josh DarrellSouth Carolina
Nesto RivasTennessee
Duke CookTennessee

SCRC Honorable Mention

Donald BinnsAuburn
Zach St. GeorgeAuburn
Joel LarsonGeorgia
Graham ColeburnGeorgia
Julian(Elvis) PressleyKennesaw State
Dom DiGeronimoKentucky
Austin BraunMTSU

2018 SCRC Olympic Rugby Championship

Gamecocks win 3rd Title

The 2018 Southeastern Olympic Rugby Championship was be held on April 07 in Knoxville at the Tennessee Rugby Park. South Carolina held off Kentucky in the final 7-5 to take their third title in as many years and claim the automatic bid to the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship and the USA Rugby National Championship.

Pool A (1,6,9)

1. South Carolina
2. Georgia
3. Florida

Pool B (2,5,8)

1. Kentucky
2. Mississippi State
3. Auburn

Pool C (3,4,7)

1. Alabama
2. Tennessee
3. Ole Miss

Pool Play

09:00 AM   A2 v A3   Georgia 7, Florida 12
09:20 AM   B2 v B3   Miss State 0, Auburn 17
09:40 AM   C2 v C3   Tennessee 14, Ole Miss 10
10:00 AM   A1 v A2   South Carolina 24,Georgia 0
10:20 AM   B1 v B2   Kentucky 27, Miss State 5
10:40 AM   C1 v C2   Alabama 12, Tennessee 5
11:00 PM   A1 v A3   South Carolina 34, Florida 0
11:20 PM   B1 v B3   Kentucky 24, Auburn 0
11:40 PM   C1 v C3   Alabama 33, Ole Miss 0


1:00 PM   Game 1 (#8) Mississippi State 24, (#9)  Ole Miss 7
1:20 PM   Game 2 (#2) Kentucky 29, (#7) Georgia 12
1:40 PM   Game 3 (#3) Alabama 27, (#6) Florida 7 
2:00 PM   Game 4 (#4) Tennessee 12, (#5) Auburn 5
2:20 PM   Game 5 (#1) South Carolina 25, (W1) Miss State 0
3:00 PM   Game 6 (W2) Kentucky 14, (W3) Alabama 10
4:00 PM   Game 7 (W4) Tennessee 5, (W5) South Carolina 17
4:20 PM   Game 8 (L2) Georgia 10, (L3) Florida 29
4:40 PM   Game 9 (L4) Auburn 38, (L5) Mississippi State 12
5:00 PM   Game 10 (L6) Alabama 19, (L7) Tennessee 15 (3rd / 4th)
5:20 PM   Game 11 (L8) Georgia 14, (L9) Mississippi State 0 (7th / 8th)
5:40 PM   Game 12 (W8) Florida 5, (W9) Auburn 10 (5th / 6th)
6:00 PM   Game 13 SCRC Championship South Carolina 7, Kentucky 5

2018 Final Ranking

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


Ranking Points

3 Pts    Win
2 Pts    Tie
1 Pt      Lose

Rank Determination

1.  Total Ranking Points

2.  Difference in points scored and allowed during pool play (point differential).

3.  Difference in number of tries scored and allowed during pool play.

4.  Points scored during pool play.

5.  Coin toss.