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Published: Saturday, May 4 2013 2:40 p.m. MDT

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River Falls, WI


American Fork, UT

Great game! That was fun to watch. Congratulations BYU. Cal looked good as well. These two are definitely the kings of their sport. Good job to all.

Somewhere in Time, UT

Congratulations Cougars!

Syracuse, UT

Way to go Cougs! Back to back. Now let's all get behind our wonderful volleyball team. Being a Cougar is so wonderful...going for two National Championships in a single day has got to be some kind of NCAA record! I love being a Cougar fan.

Salt Lake City, UT

National Champions and don't let Rugby USA pull anyone's leg and say that was not the greatest pairing of top teams in the Nation!!! BYU is National Champs and Cal is clearly the second best team in the Country.
Fantastic Game, the run called back at the 7-8 minute mark looked crucial but in the end it was Linehan who was crucial. Great play, Well played by both teams.
Thanks for Coming Cal Bears...You were great guests, excellent team, see you next year.

On to Volleyball!!!

Virginia Beach, Va

That was the best match of rugby ever played in the States. Unreal. That drop kick stunned me at the end. Can't wait to watch the replay. Two great teams.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I'll bet the Big 12 will be on the phone first thing Monday morning!


South Jordan, UT

And, I believe this counts in a certain unnamed rebel's terminology who patrol these blogs as a win against his/her coveted PAC12 conference team, Cal! So yahoo to the Cougars on winning the NATIONAL RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP 2013~ "Write it down!"

I LOVE being a loyal BYU fan. I also say "Win!" to our exciting volleyball team tonight in LA.

Go Cougars!

Atlanta, GA

This was the first Rugby game I have ever watched. I really enjoyed it, and I was happy to see the Cougars win. But man, that is a rough game - no helmets, pads, etc. I am surprised that there weren't a few of them carted off the field and taken to the hospital! Tough kids.

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

Yeah, baby! Way to go Cougars! Will BYUtv be able to replay the game?

Spanish Fork, UT

Thanks to whoever streamed the game. GREAT game to watch and great victory. Lots of fun as sports ought to be. Excellent athletes hitting hard!!! Congrats to the BYU Rugby Team. Best in college.

Salt Lake City, UT


Glad to see you comment about BYU winning a National Championship.

How'd the Lady Utes do in gymnastics this year, btw?

Omaha, NE

Yet ANOTHER national title! Doesn't get any better than that!


Hey Chris B! How did Utah Rugby end up this year? Probably the same place the swim coach and Chris Hill will end up? Gone...forever. I love my Independence and not being bogged down by an overrated conference where I can't even watch my teams play unless I subscribe to an outrageous cable program available in 4 or 5 states.

Salt Lake City, UT

The PAC12 may be on the phone, but not calling the utes except to find out if they've cleaned up their rugby.

Hurricane, 00

I have played football and rugby. Rugby is football for MEN! I have never been so beat up and sore as after a rugby match.

Lehi, UT

Congratulations Cougars!! Great win. I watched the first half and then listened to KSL Radio in the second half and I felt somewhat disappointed at the sarcasm and offensive comments and jokes by the guys who were "calling" the game, to cover up their lack of rugby knowledge. Also, this article should have reported/written "DROP KICK" (the correct term) for the kick that won the game. Rugby should now be an established sport for BYU - having won three titles in the last five years - and should therefore acquire some knowledgeable locals as reporters and writers. I'm sure the DesNews sportswriters too should at least have enough knowledge - not necessarily experts - to cover the game. Notwithstanding, it was a great game!

Plano, TX

My second rugby match in person. It was, and is an AWESOME sport ... if you've never watched it, get to a game and have someone tutor you through the rules and calls. Outstanding match on both sides, well played by the boys. Congrats to both sides, you played yourselves proud.

Real Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

More evidence, rugby and volleyball, that BYU has the best sports program in Utah.

Chris B's momma
Idaho Falls, ID

Hey Chris, the PAC called. They want their membership back!

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