Once again it was up to Boone, North Carolina for the 9th annual Rucktoberfest tournament.  Ten teams made it up there this year on the men’s side and ten for the women’s side.  The Cougars started off strong vs. GA Tech obtaining their first shut out of the year.  We looked unstoppable winning 48-0, with Logan Honeycutt scoring his first try, Statch got a hat trick, Tom Laffay, Greg Fronda, Greg Hayes, and Brendan all scored.<br> Next the Cougars matched up against NC State.  Taking the lead early the Cougars continued on a roll.  State countered after halftime with two quick trys going up 17-10. At the end, a quick line out all the way out to the wing, got the ball to Tyler Pittman who drove it in for a try. State held us off though beating the Cougars 17-15.

For the final match on Saturday, the Cougars took on Matrix rivals Coastal Carolina. As always it was a forwards match with Coastal emerging on top 17-12. The weekend proved that the Cougars are a whole new team and are ready for a rematch in two weeks.  On Sunday the Cougars B-side took on UNC Charlotte. Although the Mean Green scored four trys to our nil, the young Cougars are showing promise for a strong future of rugby at the College of Charleston.

Man of the weekend: Mike Bannon

Dick of the Weekend: Brendan McSherry/Greg Fronda.  In addition, rookie Austin Coon obtained the first card of the season by lifting an opposing player by his head and slamming him on the ground.  Way to embrace the sport of rugby.