Varsity Cup rugby: Utes down Zoomies in first round

BY HUGH BROWN The University of Utah traveled to Colorado Springs this past Saturday to take on Air Force Academy in the first round of the Varsity Cup and the Utes came away with a 71-24 victory. “We played at a pace the Academy had a tough time matching,” Utes coach Jon Law said. “In many cases we had already recycled the ball before they had a chance to … Continue reading»

BY HUGH BROWN AND AARON MORTON Three Utahns were named to the USA Rugby Boys High School All-American Junior Varsity (Eagles’ U-17) team. Herriman Rugby Football Club props Sione Bloomfield and Kalisi Moli join United Rugby flyhalf Darian Power in being named to the 28-man squad. They will play a three-game European tour, starting with Portugal. Snow Canyon knocks off undefeated California team Snow Canyon has not lost … Continue reading»

Lone Peak ultimate disc team impresses at Chicago Invite

CHICAGO — The Lone Peak ultimate disc club garnered national attention at the Chicago Invite again the past weekend. They went undefeated (5-0) during the first two days of competition on April 4 and 5, but didn’t place because the Knights won’t play on Sunday. Lone Peak also got a chance to play a friendly against Chicago Wildfire of the American Ultimate Disk League (AUDL). The Knights scored … Continue reading»

BY HUGH BROWN The Wildcats have a new coach, Richard Johnson, and he and Mike have set a goal to transform the program so that it can compete with BYU and Utah. Weber State rugby has become a club on the rise thanks, to the leadership of new president Mike Wonderli and new head coach Richard Johnson. They have set a goal to compete with BYU and Utah. … Continue reading»

BY LAFE PEAVLER Those who think that BYU and Utah rugby is a minor sport should have seen the crowd at BYU’s South Field as the Cougars and Utes faced off for the Wasatch Cup. Fans filled the bleachers both south and east of the stadium. When those seats were gone, the BYU and Utah faithful lined the sideline to watch the game. It was truly a sight … Continue reading»

BY HUGH BROWN Following the pattern of the last three years, USA Rugby has selected the high school teams to participate in the national championship based on the previous year’s performance and well before this year’s teams have taken the pitch. High Schools must submit an application to the National Invitational Tournament attesting their willingness to travel.  Utah will be well represented in the Boys NIT to be held … Continue reading»

BY HUGH BROWN PARK CITY HAGGIS CRUSHES DENVER Park City defeated the Denver Harlequins 62-22 in a DII Eastern Rockies rugby match this past Saturday. The victory gives Haggis a 9-0 league record. Next Saturday Haggis travels to Colorado to take on the Glendale Raptors in a “showcase” match. Ryan Fletcher directed Park City’s flowing attack from flyhalf while Tom Nielsen had a strong game out of second … Continue reading»

MARIETTA, Ga. — American Fork native and current BYU rugby player Kyle Sumsion is on the roster for the United State men’s national rugby team’s World Cup qualifier with Uruguay. The Eagles will play the South Americans on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University. The winner will go the the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England as Americas 2 in Pool B with South Africa, … Continue reading»

The Utah High School Cycling League’s second annual “Cyclefest” fundraising dinner and awards ceremony on Friday will provide an opportunity to recap the league’s second mountain biking season, look ahead to what’s in store for this year, and raise funds to support the league’s efforts. There will be a silent auction, music, food, and an awards ceremony honoring student athletes, coaches and volunteers during the event, which will … Continue reading»

BY HUGH BROWN ST. GEORGE — UCLA rallied to take a late lead, and then held on to hand Utah its first loss of the season. With two minutes left in regulation time at Snow Canyon High School, the Bruins stole a ball in the ruck and once again spun it wide to a wing, who scored the try. The conversion gave UCLA (9-2) their first lead, 31-26. The final … Continue reading»