Dick Harmon: Utah's love of rugby runs deep

Published: Wednesday, May 18 2011 8:57 p.m. MDT

"I love rugby because there is a brotherhood among rugby players all across the world," he said. "No matter where you go in the world there is a rugby team and if you're a rugby man, your accepted and you are part of a group almost immediately. If you go to Tonga, Samoa, America, England, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland or the Islands, you'll find rugby and it's an opportunity to part of a support group and you have a network and friends."

So, Saturday, this ancient and popular sport will be featured from Utah with the Bears and Cougars. It will be online at ESPN3.com and on tape delay Sunday at 8 a.m. on ESPNU.

Can BYU's Ryan Roundy, Shaun Davies and Jared Whippy and Dylan Lubbe outscore Cal's well-oiled machine?

We'll find out in Rio Tinto on game day.

email: dharmon@desnews.com

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