Utah, BYU rugby teams collide today

Published: Friday, March 4 2011 11:15 p.m. MST

SANDY — The BYU and Utah rugby teams will kick off the inaugural College Premier League season today at 4 p.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Thus far in 2011, both Utah and BYU have posted strong preseasons, with Utah boasting big wins over UC Santa Barbrara (57-5), Oregon (60-0) and two wins over CPL foes in Penn State (46-12) and Delaware (45-0). The Utes are currently 6-1 with their lone loss coming in an abbreviated game against Cal-Berkeley.

BYU is undefeated on the young 2011 season with a 5-0 record. The Cougars have beaten four fellow CPL foes by an average score of 77-2 (Penn State, Cal Poly SLO, Claremont, SDSU).

The BYU-Utah game will be preceded by two separate curtain-raisers, as Highland takes on Utah Valley at 2 p.m. and Davis County takes on Lone Peak at noon.

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