BY HUGH BROWN A team that included a number of former Utes ruggers traveled to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on June 21 and won the Teton 10s Rugby Tournament.  The team included Jason Pye, Blake Burdette, Peter Black, Richard “Moose” White, Brad Anderson, Chet Blasucci, Garreth Long, Tom Nielsen, and Ty Peterson. The Utah side went undefeated and bested Snake River 33-13 in the championship match. JULY 4th OLD BOY … Continue reading»

Snow Canyon, with wins over teams from Arizona and California, has moved up from 13th to No. 5 in the RugbyMag single-school high school national rankings. Sacramento Jesuit remained No. 1 and Herriman at No. 2. Meanwhile, United dropped to sixth in the High School club rankings. The big clash this past Saturday saw Herriman defeat United 48-25. — Hugh Brown

BY HUGH BROWN The University of Utah rugby team lost a 25-24 heartbreaker to Central Washington in the Varsity Cup quarterfinals played in Los Angeles on Saturday. Meanwhile, BYU smashed Dartmouth to advance to the semifinals, where the Cougars will host Navy at 1 p.m. on Saturday. It was a hugely disappointing finish to the season, but the rebuilding Utes should be proud of their intense play throughout … Continue reading»

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»