BYU RUGBY PRESS RELEASE
PROVO – Just two days after plowing Snow College 91-0, the BYU rugby team had to shovel snow before pelting Southern Utah 98-3.
An overnight snow storm left South Field covered in the white stuff, but a determined BYU grounds crew with the help of the BYU players helped clear the field.
When play finally got underway the conditions factored in early and often as both teams dropped and knocked-on balls along with passes going amiss on a number of occasions.
Despite the conditions BYU garnered enough possession and field position to create 16 try-scoring opportunities, where 13 different BYU players saw the end zone to cap off BYU’s highest scoring output on the season.
BYU scored 53 first-half points to SUU’s lone penalty kick in the 15th minute with a second half tally of 35 points amid worsening weather conditions.
“Today was a tough one,” said BYU assistant coach Kimball Kjar. “Credit to our guys. It’s not every day that you have to clear your own field before your game, but we had some good learning moments come out of this one I think. Regardless, this will be one the guys don’t forget anytime soon.”
BYU 91, SNOW 0: At Provo, BYU’s Jon Conde, who wore the No. 12 jersey, started the BYU try-scoring in the 1st minute after a loose pass by the Badgers. Wing Richard Jones would convert and the Cougars took a quick 7-0 lead.
Fellow wing Andrew Carver would dot down next in the 3rd minute and Jones would convert to push it 14-0.
BYU assistant coach Steve St. Pierre said the team started fast by sticking to the team’s patterns.
“These guys did a good job stepping up tonight,” said St. Pierre, who skippered the team on Thursday, in a press release. “They stuck to our attack and defensive patterns and were able to get up early on (Snow College). From there it was just about playing solid for the rest of the game.”
Following St. Pierre’s direction the Cougars would dot down 7 more tries before the halftime whistle to make the score line 57-0.
NEXT GAME: The Cougars next ready for a Saturday doubleheader as they host Dixie State and Utah Valley on South Field at 1 p.m.
Admission for the double-bill of matches is $8 for adults, $5 for students and $2 for children under the age of 12 with kids 5 and under free.
The game can be watched live on deseretnews.com here.
MATCH SUMMARY: BYU vs. SUU–March 23, 2013
BYU 1st XV
- Dave Collins
- Ray Forrester
- Brayden Bair
- TJ Allred
- Kyle Lontine
- Kody Thompson
- Dan Hubert
- Ryan Roundy (c)
- Luke Mocke
- Inoke Funaki
- Jordan Lowry
- Seki Kofe
- Lelann Latu
- Chris Wernli
- Will Taylor
TRIES: Kofe 6′, 20′; Mocke 9′, 17′; Roundy 22′, 31′; Thompson 25′; Latu 35′; Wernli 39′; Collins 47′; Blaser 50′; Lowry 52′; Ott 60′; Hubert 62′; Jones 74′; Carver 89′
CONVERSIONS: Funaki 9/15; Jones 0/1
PENALTIES: SUU 15′
MATCH SUMMARY: BYU vs. SNOW COLLEGE–March 21, 2013
BYU 1st XV
- Scott Gowdy (c)
- David Williams
- Collin Bush
- Levi Heperi
- Andy St. Pierre
- Kaiona Dutro
- Jon Layne
- Inoke Funaki
- Sterling Paulson
- Richard Jones
- Jon Conde
- Corey McClanahan
- Andrew Carver
- Ryan Blaser
BYU: 91 TRIES: Conde 1′; Carver 3′; Williams 7′, 12′; Gowdy 10′; Jones 17′; McClanahan 24′, 29′; Blaser 26′; Yergesen 38′, 56′; Oakey 40′, 47′; Jenks 42′; Starling 58′ CONVERSIONS: Jones 6/9; Blaser 2/6 PENALTIES: N/A
SNOW: 0 TRIES: N/A CONVERSIONS: N/A PENALTIES: N/A