The Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference will hold its second-annual Championship Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia April 13th & 14th. The DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Atlanta Renegades will be serving as the hosts, with matches to take place at the Atlanta Silverbacks Soccer Complex.
Saturday, April 13 – Renegades Rugby Field
10:00 AM West #1 v East #2
12:00 PM East #1 v West #2
Sunday, April 14 – Silverbacks Stadium
10:00 AM Championship Match
“We welcome the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference to Atlanta’s DeKalb County,” said Dan Bell, Sports Marketing Manager, DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau. “While you are here I invite you to enjoy all of our wonderful attractions, museums, dining options and incredible shopping.”
“We are proud of the accomplishments of our member teams and we thank our hosts, the DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Atlanta Renegades, and the Atlanta Silverbacks Soccer Complex for their gracious hospitality,” said SCRC Commissioner James Farrar. “We look forward to another successful championship event and we hope to see all of our SCRC supporters from the Atlanta and surrounding communities come out and cheer the teams to victory.”
In the inaugural season, Florida defeated Tennessee 22-14 in the championship match, held in Montgomery, Alabama, to win the SCRC title. Florida (#2 East) had beaten LSU (#1 West) 35-17 in first semifinal, while Tennessee (#1 East) had defeated Alabama (#2 West) 31-22 in the second semifinal.
The winner of Sunday’s Championship match will receive an automatic birth in the 2013 USA Rugby Sweet 16 Regional Playoffs on April 27th & 28th in Knoxville, Tennessee to face the winner of the South Independent Conference. From there, the winner will progress to the USA Rugby Finals on May 11 th & 12th in Bowling Green, Ohio.
“Last year demonstrated what we all suspected in that some of the toughest competition in the country is right here in our own conference. Making the final of the SCRC Championship indicates that the team is ready and worthy of national tournament consideration. We hope to be one of those teams.” Tennessee head coach Marty Bradley said.