Founded in 1998, the Furman Rugby Club is among the top small-college rugby programs in the nation. The Paladins have captured three national small college championships and have been runner up twice.
The program has also collected five South championships and advanced to the Rugby South Final Four eight of the past ten years, a feat unmatched by any college team.
Founded and coached by John Roberts, the Paladins are known for their well-drilled, passionate play and sportsmanship. Furman plays in a dedicated rugby stadium on a field named in honor of their coach.