USA Rugby South is an organization that combines a number of unions in the south-east of the USA for competition and representative honours. Their representative team is known as the Panthers.

USA Rugby South
South Panthers
SportRugby union
(Southern Eastern R.U.)
(Southern Eastern R.U.)
USAR affiliation1976–1982

Originally formed as Southern Eastern Rugby Union in 1976, this representative team played against the North Eastern Rugby Union between 1976 and 1982.[1]

USA Rugby South organizes inter-union competitions between champion teams from each geographical union, who go on to represent USA Rugby South at national competitions.

Since 2013, the USA Rugby South Panthers have competed in the NACRA Rugby Championship and were crowned champions in their first year, beating Trinidad and Tobago in the final.[2]

There are currently seven member organisations associated with USA Rugby South.

Squad edit

USA Rugby South squad for an exhibition game against Old Glory DC[3] in June 2019.

Players Club
Alex Turner MTSU
Anton Moore Savannah Shamrocks RFC
Blessing Motaung USA Rugby South
Calvin Storey Raleigh RFC
Cameron Tompkins Nashville RFC
Colby Pearl MTSU
David Caswell USA Rugby South
Ernesto Silva Augusta RFC
German Jalil Miami Tridents
Irving Carcamo Houston Sabercats
James Sheridan Old Blue
Jeffrey Herron Tampa Bay Krewe
Matt Fontana Atlanta Renegades
Michael Martinez Nashville RFC
Patrick Audino NOVA
Reid Watkins Birmingham Vulcans
Ross Depperschmidt New Orleans Gold
Sam Trammel Atlanta Renegades
Scott Weber Pittsburgh Harlequins
Stephen Cappello New Haven Old Black RFC
Steven Mendez Pensacola Aviators
Tom Harty Long Island RFC
William Waguespack New Orleans Gold
Zach Blalock Birmingham Vulcans
Zach Jessell Pittsburgh Harlequins
Zach Miller Southern Pines RFC

References edit

  1. ^ "Men's History". Archived from the original on 20 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  2. ^ Kevin Sunich (24 June 2013). "Calypso Ruggers go down to USA South". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  3. ^ "USA Rugby South Facebook squad announcement". 29 May 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

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