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Collegiate Rugby at Skillbeck this weekend (2/13-2/14)

Join us this weekend at Skillbeck Athletic Grounds as we host some of the top collegiate rugby programs in the nation. Both Saturday and Sunday there will be three matches featuring Varsity & JV sides from Navy Rugby,Clemson University RugbyRugby4LIFE, Air Force.

Saturday, 2/13
• 12pm Navy V vs Clemson V
• 2pm Air Force V vs Life V
• 3:30pm Navy JV vs Clemson JV

Sunday, 2/14
• 12pm Navy V vs Life V
• 2pm Air Force V vs Clemson V 
• 3:30pm Air Force JV vs Clemson JV

Clubhouse opens at 11am both days. New Wrap Order will be on site both days from 12pm-4:30pm!

Admission: $5/person (player/coaches/staff free)

***Free entry all weekend for youth and high school players who wear their team gear or show student ID***

Check out and RSVP to our Facebook Event here!


Charlotte Men's first home games of the Spring Season

Charlotte opened their 2016 delayed matrix season Saturday at home with a well-constructed dominant victory over arch-rivals Atlanta Old White, 36-17.

The opening 20 minutes was all Charlotte as continual forward raids opened up space for the fleet footed back-line. Irving Carcamo was rewarded with a try following some strong running and support play. Cardell Terry showed that sheer pace and side-line stepping cannot be substituted, as he raced in for a great try following some great lines and determination from outside center Cyle Muil. Flyhalf Chase Suznevich also supported well to gain his first try following some good lead up from the forward line. One try was converted by Matt Hughston to see the score race to 17-0.

After the initial onslaught, Old White started to find some space around the ruck area as their big forwards charged down field into Charlotte territory, and put some real pressure on the host's defensive line. Seconds before the break saw Old White notch their first points as they scooted down the side-line to score out wide to take the half-time score to 17-5.
Charlotte had been guilty of trying to overplay their hand at times and that yielded many unforced errors that kept the opposition in the game.

A deficit in the penalty count also cost the locals some territory as they let the visitors in for their second try and a closer score-line of 17-12 just 6 minutes into the second stanza.
Hard running center Cyle Muil continually threatened the opposition defence and broke clear on many occasions. Instinctive support play from Cardell Terry resulted in him scoring a long range converted try to lead 24-12.

The game lost its way for the next 20 minutes as both teams faulted with errors and inability to mount sustained attack. Some fresh legs changes and a smart kick through gave Chase Suznevich his second five pointer and a 29-12 score line.

The last ten minutes of the game saw Charlotte finally gain some deep territory and mounted a more sustained attack. Gangly forward Garrison Bowers made his comeback game rewarding as he ambled his way through some thin defence with determined spinning run to score the teams last converted try and a 36-12 score. The last play belonged to Old White as it had in the first stanza to close the gap to 36-17 for the final.

Charlotte was best served by Muil, Suznevich, and Terry in the back-line while tight head John Ahlert put in a solid 80 minute effort in the scrum and was well supported by backrowers Matt Hughston and Colin Fadero.

Charlotte travel to Greenville next Saturday, 2/13, for their next D2 matrix match and a full B game.



 

Spring 2016 Schedule Up!

Have you missed watching your Charlotte RFC men's and women's team play over the holidays? I know we have missed seeing our family, friends and fans out at Skillbeck, and of course playing the game that brings us together. The wait is over and your CRFC Men's and Women's schedules are now posted!

For all current and prospective men's and women's players in Charlotte, our spring season is almost underway! 
For prospective players click here to fill out a player registration form. One of our CRFC members will be in touch with you to give you more information. 

Practices for the men have started already and the women will start up on Tuesday 1/19. Both teams train at our home field, Skillbeck Athletic Grounds, on Tuesday's and Thursdays from 7-9pm.

Be sure to check out our Spring 2016 schedule, Practice information, and directions to our clubhouse!


If you are a current or prospective player, here are some important links:

Dues & CIPP Registration click here

Men's & women's team schedules click here

Online Kit Store click here

Don't forget to join the players-only facebook pages by searching for "Charlotte Rugby Players Group" (Men's team) or "Charlotte Women's Rugby" (Women's team) to keep up to date with any team information.

Online Store

Dear fans, friends & family, we are happy to have World Rugby Shop host our new Online Store. BLK is our brand of choice and we have a number of items for both men and women. Please note that we are still adding items to the list, so check back soon to see whats available.