CGRU to Host South Championship, Carolinas Playoff Field Set
April 06, 2018
The XVs season has reached the business end in the Carolinas. Twelve teams remain in the hunt for a Carolinas GU Championship. The top sides from the CGRU then move onto the South Championship that is being hosted at the National Athletic Village in Southern Pines, NC. The tournament, set to run on May 5th-6th brings together the top teams from throughout the South. Teams participating from the Carolinas GU are joined by teams from Florida, Georgia, and True South Unions. The schedule for the South XVs Championship are to be determined once all of the seeds are set.
The Carolinas GU Playoffs are set to be hotly contested across all of the divisions.
While the Women still have one week to play in their regular season, the four playoff teams have been settled. Charlotte and Eno River have secured the two playoff spots from the North Division while the Atlanta Harlequins and Augusta Furies are representing the South Division. The final week of divisional play will decide the seeds for the playoffs.
After finishing in the Final 4 of D3 last season, Southern Pines made a successful jump to Division 2. After topping the Eastern Division, Southern Pines hosts Charlotte in the Men's D2 semifinals. The Atlanta Renegades secured the top place in the Western Division and play host to Chapel Hill in the other semifinal.
After a competitive season in Division 3, Eastern Division Champs Cape Fear host the Charlotte Barbarians while Asheville host Clayton in the other D3 semifinal.