Junior World Rugby Trophy just three days away

The eight captains of the JWRT pose on the steps of the Utah State Capitol building. (Photo by David Brinton)

I spoke with tournament officials about the how to put the upcoming Junior World Rugby Trophy in perspective of the growth of rugby in the United States and popularity of the sport in Utah. Both IRB Tournament Director Tom Jones andĀ USA Rugby director of rugby operationsĀ Jim Snyder spoke highly of USA Rugby’s and Utah Youth Rugby’s programs.

See my story here.

For a complete schedule go here. Each match day costs $5 for all four matches. Match Day 1 on Monday features tourney favorite Tonga facing the hosts in what should be a packed Murray Park Rugby Stadium.

If you can’t make it to the matches, check back with deseretnews.com/sports/rugby for live streams of all 16 matches.

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