2009 Photos, Fall 2009
10/4/09 → CofC Rugby travelled to Boone, NC, this weekend to play in App. States’s Rucktoberfest. The day started against a tough DI opponent, USC, with the Cougars taking a tough loss against their long established opponents. The second game was against a strong NC State team. The match started well with the cougars holding the NC team, however, the strength of the NC State team proved too much and they went into the half with a 14-0 lead. The second half opened with a try from the out of retirement David “Stach” Bethel. However, this turnaround was short-lived and State ended up running out 21-5 winners. The final game of the day was against App. State, the hosts. With many players out injured and others tired from the first two matches, the B side went into the game and held them to only 12 points at the half. The second half saw the introduction of some first team players but the damage was done and App. State scored three more to end deserved winners, before going on to win the tournament outright.
Man of the Match: Rupert Munro & Coti Phillips.
Dick of the Day: Rob James, Jeremy Tindal, Ollie Dedominicis, Austin Coon
2009 Photos, Spring 2009
1/25/09 → The Cougars traveled down to Georgia Southern this weekend to participate in the 1st annual Southern Conference tournament. A step in the direction of NCAA birth. Eight teams attended, C of C A and B, Ga Southern A and B, Appalachian State University, Davidson, Furman, and the Citadel. This is the first tournament The Cougars have entered two teams. Although the baby Cougars played well they finished Saturday 0-3 against Ga Southern A, Appalachian State, and Furman. The Cougars A side went 3-0 on Saturday scoring 101 points to 7. The first match, under much confusion put the Cougars on the field with less than a minute to spare before kickoff. In glorious traditional style of our squad, we did not stretch or warm up and still managed to triumph over Ga Southern’s B-side 27-7, the only points scored against us during the day. Next we challenged Davidson and came away with another victory 34-0. Finally the Cougars took on Matrix rivals Citadel. The match was smooth with the Cougars winning 40-0. Two shutouts on the day and once again amazing kicking from Greg Hayes brought the Cougars into the playoffs for Sunday.
On Sunday the Cougars first matched up against Ga Southern’s A team. The match was even throughout and at the end of regulation was 10-10. After a long push and a penalty in triple overtime, Greg H. kicked it through the stumps to clinch the win 13-10. Next the Cougars took on Appalachian State University in the SoCon Championship. The Cougars went up early 3-0 scoring on a quick penalty, but the Mountaineers were relentless. Going back and forth scoring tries App state finally held the Cougars off 15-10. The Cougars came in second at the tournament winning their first trophy since 2003. The team is warmed up and ready for the Matrix to start against new additions USC-C Side.