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Published: Saturday, May 3 2014 6:05 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Maybe this will get you guys a call from us or the Big 12.

But don't hold your breath

Syracuse, UT

Good strong game by the Cougars! Add another National Championship to the trophy case.

Gooooooo Couuugarrrrs !


Wow, congrats Cougars!

With the Bears having so many national titles no one ever thought Cal would be challenged except occasionally. It is amazing that BYU has been able to do this three years in a row!

mesa, AZ

Go Cougars. Congratulations. That is fantastic.

Plano, TX

Great match. Congrats to two outstanding teams in the Varsity Cup Championship.

Orem, UT

Congratulations to BYU Rugby on winning its 3rd straight National Championship, and 4th National Championship in the last 6 years.

National Championships this Century:
BYU - 8
Utah - 1

BYU Men's Volleyball - 2 (2001, 2004)
BYU Women's X-Country - 2 (2001, 2002)
BYU Men's Rugby - 4 (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Utah Men's/Women's Skiing - 1 (2003)

It's quite obvious that BYU doesn't need to be in the PAC 12 to win a national championship, and being in the PAC 12 has helped Utah win a national championship.

In case you were wondering, it's been 20 years since the Red Rocks won a national championship.

Syracuse, UT

Looks like BYU stole another National Championship from a PAC 12 school. Three in a row! Wow, it kind of makes one wonder about who really brings the National spotlight to an area.

Dallas, TX

Must be nice for Pac 12 "territory" to finally witness a championship of any kind (excluding ladies' gymnastics of course)


DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

@ Eddie - BYU was not playing against the pac 12. They were playing against each other (as same conferance) called VARSITY CUP leauge.


Provo, UT

Great game fellas. Chris when have the Utes won a championship in any sport?

hymn to the silent
Holladay, UT

Great game...great execution by the Cougars. It was BYU's defense that pulled off the win. Cal is a high-scoring team---but nothing was going up the middle: big kudos to the front. Love that rugby is getting huge in this state. Fun to see Herriman win earlier. As for the PAC 12 debate? No, nobody wants rugby to be part of an already aligned conference. The only downer to a great victory are the BYU fans who don't know the game, don't know the history, don't know the rules, and don't know that rugby, unlike any other sport, is a gentleman's game. And that means trash talking is really bad form (and that goes for Chris B, too. We true Ute fans don't claim him).

Cal won something like 12 National Championships in a row. Nice to see the dynasty shift. Utah beat Cal for the National championship a few years ago in 7s. St. Mary's also beat Cal this year...would have been nice to have a true National tournament; but I think it would have ended the same. BYU is unbeatable this year. Well done.

Mission Viejo, CA

I understand that the state of Utah is a Rugby hotbed. Sadly I've never seen a match, but congrats to the Cougars for the win!

Provo, UT

I'd like to see a stat on time of possession and how much of that time was in the opponents side of the field. There was way too much of the game being played in BYU's 50, but the defense handled it really well and the offense did a great job of capitalizing on Cal's mistakes.

Omaha, NE

BYU is the new king of this college sport. Cal now bows to BYU as they are the new kings and show no signs of stepping down any time soon. Beating Dartmouth, Navy, and Cal to win it all? That is impressive!

Coming to BYU later this month and can't wait to see all these National Championships trophies in those glass cases.

Blue, if the Cougarettes can be considered a sport, then that is several more!

let's roll

Well done gentlemen. A great win against a great opponent. Hoist the trophy and raise the banner.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Congrats to the Rugby team! That is awesome. Love the Rugby team.

Too bad the volleyball team wasn't quite able to pull it off against Stanford for the 4th time this year earlier this week or BYU could have potentially won two national championships today.

Go Cougars!

pocatello, ID

Orem, UT

It's quite obvious that BYU doesn't need to be in the PAC 12 to win a national championship, and being in the PAC 12 has helped Utah win a national championship.


Gotta love the inaccurate facts thrown out by BlueCoug and others. No need to resort to number fudging to make BYUs success more that it actually is.

Rugby IS NOT an official NCAA sport. It's governed by USA Rugby and designated as a club sport.

Yes BYU has a good rugby team. But it's a club sport kind of like glorified intramural sports.
BYU's titles in rugby are not official NCAA titles.

It's quite obvious that nobody cares about BYU rugby other than BYU fans. Rugby title or not, you are still on the outside looking it at any official conference invite.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

National Champions. Nuff said.

South Jordan, UT

As huge football and basketball fans of BYU, we really enjoyed watching this game on television. I wish the men's volleyball team had faired as well. Congratulations to the BYU Rugby team on winning the National Title. I'll bet there were some sore bodies on both sides after that game. Rugged!

Go Cougars!

Salt Lake City, UT


Since when is the NCAA the end-all-be-all of national championship?

Didn't the Red Rock win half of their national championships in the NAIA, yet Utah still counts those as national championships?

The truth is, BYU's Rugby national championship is just as meaningful, maybe even more so, than Utah's Coed Skiing Championships,

Do you realize that there are only FOUR FBS programs that compete in skiing - Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming?

BYU plays far more PAC 12 schools in Rugby, than Utah competes against in skiing.

None of your jealous whining is going to change the fact that:

The BYU Cougars secured their 3rd consecutive National Rugby Title with a victory over Cal.

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