PROVO — BYU’s rugby team announced today on their website that it will no longer be participating in USA Rugby’s Collegiate Division I-A postseason tournament and is in the process of evaluating postseason options for the upcoming 2013 Winter/Spring 15s collegiate rugby season.
Rumors of Division I-A’s demise have been flowing as several teams have announced that they are opting out throughout this spring and early summer.
“We have observed the rapidly changing collegiate rugby environment and have come to the conclusion that we should evaluate other options for the post-season,” BYU head coach David Smyth said in a release Friday.
In other BYU rugby news, former player Shaun Davies has been named as a reserve for USA Rugby’s test match against Georgia on Saturday in Glendale, Colo., at 7 p.m. (MT).
The Match will be broadcast LIVE on Universal Sports, and univesalsports.com.