It's great to see quality rugby coverage in the DNews, unfortunately the
Tribune didn't even mention this game which is one of the best sporting
events in the state every single year. Yesterday's Wasatch Cup was not
exception.Both BYU and Utah rugby will be playing the the Varsity
Cup playoffs, I hope the DNews covers both BYU AND Utah as they progress through
the tournament. Both teams are top 10 programs, both teams have small fan bases
that could really start to grow if the local media just let people know how much
1st class rugby we have in the state.
BYU owns Utah in Rugby.
Yet another domination! It never gets old! Little bro can't hang with its
National Championship brother.
Great game last night. The one thing I love about the game of rugby is the
respect the players have for it and how it should be played with honor and good
sportsmanship. I was impressed when a BYU player was penalized toward the end
of the 1st half and as he is walking off the field back to his bench area he had
to walk by the Utah bench. I witnessed several coaches etc. from Utah extend a
hand of friendly support to the athlete as he walked off. That is the beauty of
a sport that is played with proper perspective and respect. Also, in the post
game ceremony for the awarding of the Wasatch Cup, the BYU player speaking to
the crowd acknowledged the Utah team and how much he appreciated playing them.
He was showing great respect to his opponent. Thank you BYU and Utah rugby
teams for doing it the right way. Good luck to all.
Deductive,And baseball, basketball over the last 10 years. Utes rule in
gymnastics and underwater basket weaving.
@ Gone fishin...and football. Don't forget that Utah owns that
minor sport too.Congrats on the club sport victory though.
Gone fishinPAC Country, CA"And baseball, basketball over
the last 10 years. Utes rule in gymnastics and underwater basket
weaving."Comments like this clearly show how much byu fans are
hurting over Utah leaving them behind. The Des News made a bigger deal out of
this rugby match than they did for the Deseret Duel going to the Utes in
January.Serious question...Is rugby sanctioned by the NCAA or
is it a club sport? Anyone??
That's weird. I don't see "rugby" listed in Deseret First
Duel score page where Utah leads 41 to 6. This win might have helped the
Cougars break out of the single digits.Oh, wait. Rugby is a club
sport, not an official sport at the university. That raises the question,
"If the actions at BYU-I and BYU-H are a trend, will rugby continue as a
club sport when official sports are eliminated at the BYU-P campus?"
I do enjoy those last 3 bitter posts from some utah "fans". lol
SoonerUteThat's what I thought...it's a club sport. So
who cares? I'm pleased that Utah has their rugby team again.
DuckhunterHighland, UT"I do enjoy those last 3 bitter posts from
some utah "fans". lol"I'm thrilled you enjoy those
posts, Duck but I'm certain that you are not particularly enjoying the fact
that the only area left where byu has superiority over their rival is club
Despite their denials, it's obvious that Utah fans would rather beat BYU
than go to a bowl or the Big Dance.Little brother syndrome lives
strong on the hill.It's laughable that Utah fans beat their
chests about Utah being ranked in the Top 10, then try to minimize the loss as
only a "club sport", when Utah's only claim to fame in the two
major sports of football and basketball came versus a schedule that
wouldn't even count as a club sport schedule.
midpacmajorSalt Lake City, Utah"...when Utah's only
claim to fame in the two major sports of football and basketball came versus a
schedule that wouldn't even count as a club sport schedule."You realize, right, that Utah is a member of an elite conference which sets
their schedule apart from anything byu fans can only dream about. If
that's news to you, then it is abundantly clear that you are no sports fan.
To Gary Kinney,Great comment, I loved it. That is what sports should be
all about and that type of sportsmanship and respect should be showed by the
fans as well. Thank you for an awesome comment.
No perspective, checked this story 3 times, each time hoping the result was
different? Too funny! Your angst is clear, and it makes me laugh. I'm so
happy that byu bothers you so. I smile knowing that every time you think of
byu, which is often, you get upset. It makes me happy to know that byu consumes
your thoughts. Thanks!
MyPerspective"You realize, right, that Utah is a member of an
elite conference which sets their schedule apart from anything byu fans can only
dream about."Utah's 1944 basketball schedule, to which
midpacmajor was referring, was by far the worst basketball schedule ever played
by an NCAA tournament winner.So how have things changed today?Utah played one of the absolute worst preseason basketball schedules in
the country (which, ironically, would still be considered a marked improvement
from their 1944 schedule).Bottom line:BYU OOC SOS #3,
overall SOS #17Utah OOC SOS #347, overall SOS #104Regardless
of which conference you're in,#17 SOS > #104 SOSOnly someone living under that crimson bubble on the hill would even try to
Does BYU's Rugby coach know anything about football?
@ Solomon LeviI'm not sure where you got your numbers, but
according to Sagarin...SOS:Utah 70BYU 68
Rugby? Is it ever a sanctioned sport? How many colleges actually have teams,
10? Congrats to BYU #3 for beating the second worst rugby team in college club
sports. I will say at least Rugby is a man's sport, unlike some of
these made up sports like lacrosse where anyone who can walk can play.