2013 Varsity Cup Details Released

February 14, 2013 by  
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Provo, UT–The Varsity Cup Collegiate Rugby Championship released the details of its 2013 playoff to be contested at the end of the 15′s regular rugby season.

The championship kicks off simultaneously on both coasts with two super-regional tournaments to be held on Saturday, April 20th.

The East super-regional will be hosted by the United States Naval Academy at the spacious Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium pitting the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish against the University of California Golden Bears in the day’s first matchup. The second match will feature the Dartmouth College Big Green against the Middies of the United States Naval Academy.

The West super-regional will first present the Zoomies of the United State Air Force Academy and the Utes of the University of Utah in the day’s opening matchup followed by the Bruins of the University of California at Los Angeles versus the Cougars of Brigham Young University in the day’s final match. Both matches will be played on the North Athletic Field at UCLA.

The four winning teams from the super-regionals will meet on the following Saturday, April 27th at the campus stadium of the higher-seeded team.

The seeding for the tournament has been set and is as follows: 1) BYU, 2) Cal, 3) Dartmouth, 4) Utah, 5) Air Force, 6) Navy, 7) Notre Dame and 8 ) UCLA. Each participant is anxious to host one of the semi-final matches, and has access to a spacious venue with good accommodations for their own fans and those of their potential opponents.

The Varsity Cup is pleased to announce that the Cup final will be held this year on May 4th in the beautiful confines of South Field on the campus of Brigham Young University. With permanent chair seating for over 2,500 fans and the ability to host upwards of 5,000 fans via temporary seating, and access to many thousands of perennially rabid rugby fans in the intermountain area, the final promises to be a thrilling event for the contestants and for the national rugby community.

Broadcast details will follow in a later release. For ongoing news and updates on the Varsity Cup Championship follow on Facebook and Twitter.


9 Responses to “2013 Varsity Cup Details Released”
  1. ehimle says:

    Looks like this was tailor made so BYU and Cal would meet in the final. I can’t imagine UCLA or the Utes or AF being able to beat them. But I could see Cal getting a run for its money by Dartmouth. I hope this years team can sharpen up so when they meet Cal they’ll be ready to fight!

  2. Carolina Kid says:

    Guess I will be driving to Annapolis. Should be fun !

  3. Hello.What happened to the Rio Tinto stadium?Is the final game/championship game is now at Byu south field?If so,that would not good for all the fans.Also there are so many unpaid people standing around and watch the game for free.Ive seen this problem for so many games.Its not right if I pay to see the game and heaps more people see it for free.Also its not a neutral side.Thank you

  4. Carolina Kid says:

    If BYU-Cal final happens 5,000 seats will not be enough. You’d think BYU could get access to a better stadium. Would the football stadium be too big ? Tinto was great. If I can get tickets I’d fly out for BYU-Cal. BYUtv or ESPNU needs to get on board.

    • Dwight Cornell says:

      I agree with you Carolina, but for some reason BYUtv does not feel the same about rugby as they do about a basketball team that is not that good this year. I actually would like to see ESPN or ESPN2 broadcast this tournament.

  5. AnnapolisBound says:

    Annapolis is hardly a neutral site either – but I’m sure its difficult to satisfy all needs. Mostly being the price – who has funds to rent a 20k seat stadium to sell 5,000 tix (maybe, if the weather is good and there is not a competing event draining potential fans). Still club level sport in terms of marketing, there is no budget to hype the game on mass media to get the new fan into a seat. Its great news for American Rugby all around.

  6. Dwight Cornell says:

    I hope that the Cougars continue to play well and make it to the Championship game. No surprise it was set up to play Cal for the Championship game

    Can someone please let me know if Tickets to all home games this year will be $10 or are they more or less. I really want to go to some home games especially the Game against UofU.


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