BYU to Host Inaugural Cougar 7′s Invitational (w/ Updated Schedule)
The U of U, SUU, USU, WSU, UVU & Northern Colorado come to BYU’s Helaman Field to take on the host Cougars of BYU with the first game set to kick off at 10am.
With Rugby 7′s being a newly included sport in the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the abbreviated version of the full 15-man game is garnering wider popularity in the US and throughout the world.
BYU ventured to Logan, UT last week and entered two teams in the Utah State 7′s tournament two weeks ago. Both BYU teams ended the tournament undefeated being led by USA Eagle Shaun Davies and All Americans Ryan Roundy, Seki Kofe and Ray Forrester.
Recently returned missionaries Ryan Blaser and Lelann Latu also showed well.
With the growing interest in rugby 7′s BYU head coach David Smyth says his program is looking forward to using the fall 7′s season as a development tool.
“We have a number of players this year who could use some competitive game time,” he said, “So we’re looking forward to not only developing our sevens program but to also use this as a chance to develop our team as well.”
It’s expected BYU will enter two teams to the invitational along with Utah and UVU doing the same.
Admission is $2 for students and $3 for non-students. The Cougar 7′s Invitational will be held on Helaman Field just South of Lavell Edwards Stadium. Parking is available in the South parking of the stadium.
Following the Cougar 7′s Invitational BYU is slated to enter the Rocky Mountains 7′s Tournament later in October in order to qualify for the USA Rugby Collegiate 7′s Championships to be held at Texas A&M November 30th-December 1st.
The first game starts at 10am with games kicked-off approximately every 20 minutes.
1. Pool A BYU vs UVU
2. Pool B Dixie vs Northern Colorado
3. Pool C UVU 2nd vs Weber 2nd
4. Pool A USU vs SUU
5. Pool B UofU vs Weber
6. Pool C BYU 2nd vs UofU 2nd
7. Pool A UVU vs SUU
8. Pool B Northern Colorado vs Weber
9. Pool C SUU 2nd vs UVU 2nd
10. Pool A BYU vs USU
11. Pool B Dixie vs UofU
12. Pool C Weber 2nd vs UofU 2nd
13. Pool A UVU vs USU
14. Pool B Dixie vs Weber
15. Pool C BYU 2nd vs SUU 2nd
16. Pool A SUU vs BYU
17. Pool B UofU vs Northern Colorado
18. Pool C Weber 2nd vs BYU 2nd