UNC men’s rugby club beat UNCW 24-15 at home and App State 47-31 on road before losing 39-19 at Furman in Premier Division of Southern Rugby Conference.
Trailing 10-0 in first half, UNC rallied to beat Wilmington in Chapel Hill.
Neeral Patel, Luke Texteria, Gavin Hughes, Colin Langfelt, Andrew Cornwell, Sam White, Rui Kawano had trys against Appalachian, Phillip Patterson converted 6 of 7 kicks. “UNC played quick, intense and technical rugby” according to Facebook post.
UNC led 13-7 at halftime at Furman. The loss dropped Carolina to third place in seven-team Premier Division with matches against Citadel, ECU, Charlotte to be played.
UNC women’s rugby opened season with 56-24 win over UNCW in Chapel Hill. Other October matches are at James Madison and N.C. State.