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Gamecocks run through SCRC Championship in dominant fashion

04/10/2017, 2:00pm EDT
By MTB

South Carolina earns bid to Penn Mutual CRC

South Carolina played textbook sevens and held firm on defense for the entire day to claim the 2017 Southeastern Olympic Rugby Championship.  With the win the Gamecocks earn the SCRC bid to the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia.

Coach Steve Darnell's boys controlled the pace and possession in every game on their way to the championship.  In the final USC jumped to a two try lead only to have UK knot the score just before the half.  The Gamecocks flexed their muscles to begin the second half and finished with a 26-12 victory and the conference championship.  

South Carolina now joins Tennessee in competing in the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia in June while Kentucky and Alabama both have their sites set on the USA Rugby National Championship Tournament set for May 19-21 in Glendale, Colorado.

Results of Pool Play

South Carolina 33 Mississippi State 0
Georgia 0 Alabama 37
Tennessee 12 Auburn 10
Kentucky 32 Mississippi   7
South Carolina 40 Georgia 0
Alabama 31 Mississippi State 5
Tennessee 0 Kentucky 17
Mississippi 17 Auburn 29
South Carolina 24 Alabama 5
Georgia 24 Mississippi State 33
Tennessee 35 Mississippi 5
Kentucky 29 Auburn 0

Playoffs

Bowl Semifinal
Mississippi State 26 Mississippi 19
Georgia 14 Auburn 10
Cup Semifinal
South Carolina 32 Tennessee 0
Alabama 15 Kentucky 19
Shield Championship / 7th
Mississippi   19 Auburn 17
Bowl Championship / 5th
Mississippi State 24 Georgia 14
Plate Championship / 3rd
Alabama 21 Tennessee 7
Cup Championship / Final
South Carolina 26 Kentucky  12

Final Rankings

1. South Carolina
2. Kentucky
3. Alabama
4. Tennessee
5. Mississippi State
6. Georgia
7. Ole Miss
8. Auburn

All Conference Team

Barnes, Sean South Carolina
Butler, Logan Kentucky
Coar, Thomas South Carolina
DeBoy, Brett South Carolina
Deppeerschmidt, Ross Alabama
Fromm, Ethan Georgia
Guisasola, Iggy Alabama
Harrell, Christian South Carolina
Lackovic, Jacob Ole Miss
Leadingham, CJ Kentucky
Massengill, Cameron Mississippi State
Roberts, Kerry Tennessee
Sietz, Thomas Auburn
Suber, Shaq Kentucky
Vickers, Travis Tennessee

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