Team President Rufaro Sikipa told The Daily Tar Heel: "There's absolutely no hazing with initiation into or continued membership of UNC rugby.” (He lied). He told the DTH the team does not condone underage drinking. (He lied again) The team is suspended from practicing, playing games and using university facilities under the team name.
Winston Crisp, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, and Jason Halsey, director of sports clubs, met Tuesday with the team of about 50 players to discuss the allegations and the suspension. Senior Jose Estrada told the DTH, " As a team, we were just incredibly upset with what we'd been told, especially the indefinite suspension," Estrada said. "We just want to play rugby (and haze new members, and drink).”