C of C vs Lander Match Report

Despite some morning overcast in Greenville, there would be no raining on the Cougars’ performance against the Lander Bearcats. C of C started fast with some aggressive hammers by big Drew Bigelow on the first possession, capped by winger Sam Street for the go-ahead try. The momentum was then carried by senior fly-half Chris Natoli, who took advantage of a line break to put the Cougars up by two scores. Lander would not go down easily, however, as they capitalized on Charleston’s mistakes to bring the score to 12-10 before halftime. Both teams carried intensity into the second half, giving little ground until senior scrum half John Sussingham took the ball himself for an explosive score. From there, the tired Bearcars could not compete with Charleston’s backline. Junior Marcus Rojas saw enough daylight for two tries from his center position, and Bryn D’Andrea contributed a score after tight roping down the sideline. Also contributing was Sam Holaday, a freshman fullback who scored his first try for the club, as well as Junior Aidan Londregan with a try of his own.

In the end, the Cougars ran to a 50-18 victory over Lander, awarding Man of the Match honors to the new rookies (4 started, 2 subbed). This Saturday, the Cougars travel back to Greenville to take on the always- challenging Furman Paladins. Stay tuned Chuck fans, these men are ready to SHOCK THE WORLD!

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Join Us!

Want to get into beach shape, develop new skills, and join a fraternity where the real dues are paid in sweat and blood? Then this fall, instead of sitting sitting around doing nothing, come and join the CofC Cougars as we take on the competition on the rugby pitch.

No experience needed! We welcome anyone to our team, so whether you’ve played before, played other sports, or just want to get active for the first time, come on out! We’re a mix of guys who’ve played rugby, football, soccer, lax, and many other sports. We just share the same passion to strive to succeed and put in the hard work to not let down our teammates.

Rugby’s an easy sport to learn and all you need to start is a pair of cleats (soccer or football ones work fine), a mouthguard ($10 for Dicks – non-tethered one) and a strong pair of shorts and durable polo/t-shirt.

If you want more info or know someone else who may be interested, email team president Ben Tomkins: president@cofcmensrugby.com

See you at practice!

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Fall 2014 Schedule

Fall Schedule 2014

September 13th
College of Charleston at Lander University (Hosted by Furman University)
UNC-Charlotte at Elon University
Appalachian State at East Carolina University
Western Carolina University at UNC- Greensboro
Furman University at Coastal Carolina University

September 20th
UNC-Wilmington at Coastal Carolina University
College of Charleston at Furman University
UNC-Greensboro at Elon University
UNC-Charlotte at Appalachian State University
Lander University at The Citadel

September 27th
UNC-Greensboro at UNC-Charlotte
Elon University at East Carolina University
Furman University at The Citadel
Western Carolina University at Appalachian State University
Lander University at UNC-Wilmington

October 4th
College of Charleston at UNC-Wilmington
Coastal Carolina University at The Citadel
Elon University at Appalachian State University
East Carolina University at Western Carolina University
Lander University at Furman University

October 18th
UNC-Wilmington at Furman University
Coastal Carolina University at Lander University (Hosted by Furman University)
The Citadel at College of Charleston
UNC-Greensboro at East Carolina University
UNC-Charlotte at Western Carolina University

October 25th
Coastal Carolina University at College of Charleston
The Citadel at UNC-WIlmington
East Carolina University at UNC-Charlotte
East Carolina at UNC-Charlotte
Appalachian State University at UNC-Greensboro
Western Carolina at Elon University

November 1st
Final Four Weekend- Location TBD

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