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Utah rugby club rolls to High School Rugby Challenge title

Published: Monday, June 2 2014 1:45 p.m. MDT

PHILADELPHIA — The Utah Lions, an all-star rugby team based in Utah, won the High School Rugby Challenge, crushing Malvern Prep 26-0 at PNC Park on Sunday.

The tournament, which was run in conjunction with the Collegiate Rugby Championship that was broadcasted on the NBC Sports Network, is the second major tournament title for the Lions, who are undefeated with a 12-0 record.

“It just shows that Utah is actually really good at rugby, because we win Las Vegas, which was Western teams, and this here was Eastern,” Utah’s Bridger Gilgen told RugbyToday.com. “It was good for Utah and good exposure for us, too, as players.”

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