The Southern Rugby Conference would like to announce the first conference all-star team. The team is comprised of members from the majority of Division II teams in the conference, including (alphabetically): App State, Citadel, College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina, Elon, Furman, Lander, UNCC, UNCG, and UNCW. Coaches for the side include UNCW’s Jim Wiseman and Coastal Carolina’s Robert Kegler. The team will be hosted by Lt. Col. Bill Bell of the Citadel. As the official apparel provider of the Southern Conference, Darren Scott and DNA Sport will supply the kits for the team.
The team will compete against the Deep South Conference All Starts on the weekend of August 17th in Charleston, alongside the USA Eagles test against Canada. “The all star match is a great opportunity to showcase the high performance rugby that is epitomized by southern schools at the D-II level,” said Coach Wiseman. “This is a big step forward for rugby competition in the south and the Southern Rugby Conference,” Wiseman continued, “and we look forward to the challenge that awaits.” Below is a list of the of the all-star selections, followed by a link at the bottom to a google spreadsheet that includes the hometowns of each player. Congratulations to all players and coaches for the selection and good luck in Charleston!
Dylan Reid App State Thomas Smith CofC Chris Campion Citadel Joe Bruce Citadel Andrew Midgette UNCW Nick Rossano Furman Zaefala Anderson CCU Andrew Alvarado Citadel Graham Joseph UNCW Scott McClellan UNCW Denzil Mutongi App State Tyler Stiffler CCU John Marshall UNCG Thomas Barnett CCU Kendrick Evans CofC Dave Carrol Elon Michael Markofski App State Amro Guda UNCC Johnathon Fonville Elon Marcus Johnson CofC Chris Miledge UNCC Eric Dolan Furman Turner Morsches Furman Josh Cabrera Lander Halley Gartner Elon Coaches: Jim Wiseman UNCW, Robert Kegler CCU, Lt. Col. William Bell Citadel