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UNC Charlotte's Rugby Club Team

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Project ended on May 25, at 12:00 AM EDT
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UNC Charlotte's Rugby Club Team

After an amazing 7's season with a final record of 17-1, the Men's Rugby Club earned a bid to the 2019 Collegiate Men's Division 2 Nationals in Tucson, AZ! It will be held May 24th-25th and we are looking to raise funds to support our travel and stay out west. The UNC Charlotte Men's Rugby club has been to the playoffs the past 7 seasons and earned the highest recognition possible in our division last year of National Champions. We are looking to bring home the gold again and continue to gain national recognition for our club and our school and it's possible with your help! After an outstanding campaign to help fund our new scrum sled last fall, we need your support to raise $8,000 dollars to cover our flight and hotel costs. Every donation helps!

Please make a gift today, of any size, to help the UNC Charlotte Rugby Club be able to attend Nationals and continue to compete for the 49ers!


This past fall, the UNC Charlotte Men's Rugby Club and Women's Rugby Club needed your support. Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, the two teams raised money together to purchase a new scrummaging machine which has been used at practice to improve the strength & skills of players. Thank you to everyone who helped the clubs reach the fundraising goal!

A scrummaging machine is a padded piece of equipment that a group of forwards push against during practice. The purpose of the machine is to help players enhance their technique and strength.

The UNC Charlotte Men's Rugby Club was founded in 1989 and has become one of the most successful D2 rugby programs in the nation. It is one of the oldest club teams at Charlotte and boasts a long history of success. In both the 2017 and 2018 season, the 49ers were the only team in the Carolinas to qualify for the USA Rugby National Championships in both 15's and 7's, finishing as the national 7’s runner-up in 2017 and National Champions in 2018.

The UNC Charlotte Women's Rugby Club strives to bring a strong team by encouraging leadership and having fun. The Women's Club team gives back to the community while promoting the sport of rugby and representing UNC Charlotte in a respectful and positive way. The team is ranked nationally in the Top 8 Women's D2 collegiate teams for 2017-2018. They have won the conference championship in the last 2 years and have been invited to the regional championships for the past 3 years. This year the Women's Rugby Club team is looking for a bid to Nationals.


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A knock-on occurs when the ball is knocked forward off of a player’s body in any way other than a kick. If a knock-on is committed, play is stopped and the game is restarted with a scrum.



A line-out occurs when the ball goes out-of-bounds. The forwards on each team line up to catch the ball as it is thrown back in, usually by the hooker. Two lifters on each team will lift a jumper into the air to catch the ball, which is then passed to the scrumhalf.



After a tackle, players on both sides form a ruck. They bind onto each other and try to drive the opposing team back to win possession of the ball.



A scrum is one way to restart play after a minor infringement. Both teams’ forwards bind up in three rows, and then bind on to each other so that the front rows are interlocked. The scrumhalf throws the ball into the gap between the two front rows, and the hookers on both teams try to hook the ball back with their feet while the other forwards try to drive the opposing team away from the ball.

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