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Wando defeated South Greenville to win the 2016 Cambria Cup, the Rugby South Carolina Championship. Charlie van Vliet let a few blades of grass fall to gauge the wind before deciding he needed a better angle. Aligned on the far left side of the field with an increasingly strong gust blowing from left to right, Wando’s left-footed kicker knew it was going to be tight. The junior scrumhalf slid the tee back seven yards to the 32-yard line hoping to slice the wind and bend his kick through the uprights.

2016 Match Report: Wando B vs Greenville B

Match Report - Wando B vs Greenville B by Coach Steve Evangelista   Friday night found the Wando Club split between 2 playing locations, both away, the first time that this has occurred since we added a B side 3 years ago. A late change of fields caused some...

2016 RSC Match No. 1 – Wando A vs Aiken

2016 RSC Match No. 1 – Wando A vs Aiken

Wando A vs Aiken Match Report By Coach Tod Shepherd On Friday night, your A team traveled to Aiken for our first match of the year. We arrived at the field at 6:20pm, about 30 mins later than normal. As such, we were forced to abbreviate our normal warm-up routine,...

November 2015 Update

November 2015 Update

Time to Practice Practices have begun in preparation for the 2016 Season. Once again we are practicing Tuesday and Thursdays between 4:30 and 6:30 on fields behind the East Cooper Montessori at 1120 Rifle Range Rd. Registration Info If you want to join, please visit...

Great Rugby Article

Great Rugby Article

While football flounders in an ethical mire, a sibling game—one with origins in the same medieval brawls over a pig’s bladder—is poised to enter the big leagues of American sport. Outside North America, rugby is already the world’s second-most popular game, behind...


Here are some of the links to local news stories involving Wando Rugby over the years:

  • Wando’s Stewart named rugby All-American

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Entering his sophomore year of high school, Micah Stewart wasn’t sure if he’d be able to continue playing rugby. Now, three years later, he’s one of the top young prospects in…

  • Rugby champions honored at capitol lead photo

    Wando rugby honored at S.C. State House

    Friday, May 23, 2014 Wando rugby was honored by the South Carolina State House of Representatives with a resolution celebrating its 2014 championship season.

  • No. 1 Wando rugby shuts out Aiken lead photo

    No. 1 Wando rugby shuts out Aiken

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Undefeated Wando sits atop the Rugby South Carolina standings with one match to play in the regular season.

  • International Rugby match to benefit autism research

    Wednesday, August 6, 2008 Press Release — A part of the proceeds from each ticket to Michelin Challenge Rugby will benefit autism research being conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC),  Michelin announced recently.

  • Rugby Recap: Wando and team USA vs. Canada

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Rob Snyder III  — The Wando rugby club team faced Greenville High School in a battle in the middle of the season. It was a team Wando rugby has never defeated and a team who regularly plays in the state championship.



  • Learn to play rugby at camp

    Thursday, April 4, 2013 Synergy Sports will host a rugby camp on James Island this year. Each player will receive instruction on basic rules and positions of rugby. Learn positions, ball handling, passing and game flow.


  • Wando rugby club rolling toward state playoffs lead photo

    Wando rugby club rolling toward state playoffs

    Monday, March 18, 2013 The Wando rugby club began a three-match homestand this past Friday. The Warriors defeated Lexington, 46-10, this past Friday at Cario Elementary fields, where Wando plays its home games.


  • Wando rugby team spreads word about the sport they love lead photo

    Wando rugby team spreads word about the sport they love

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 JENNIFER SHELTON WILSON — Last Tuesday, the scene was familiar. A sports team held an outdoor practice in the Lowcountry’s unseasonably warm weather. But this isn’t your average local sport. This is rugby. Click …

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