Provo, UT—The dictionary defines a titan as one who stands out for greatness and achievement. BYU rugby fits this definition. The team is prepared for the upcoming clash against Saint Mary’s College this Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. MST.
BYU has already played Saint Mary’s College once this season, but this time the game is at home. That means a familiar field, greater support, and even more Cougar pride. Fans and players alike have felt the tension building in anticipation for Saturday.
“This past weekend we had a great turnout for the game against Salt Lake Community College,” said BYU rugby head coach David Smyth. “This weekend, two of the best rugby teams in the nation are going head to head. We’re looking forward to the challenge.”
Two weeks ago the BYU Cougars beat the Saint Mary’s Gaels 32–28. The game was a close one; if not for center Seki Kofe’s try and fly half Jonathan Linehan’s conversion in the 55th minute, the game could easily have yielded a different result.
Most recently the Gaels are coming from a 48–10 win over Cal Poly. This weekend the team will play both the University of Utah and BYU on consecutive days. BYU is coming from a 58–10 win against Salt Lake Community College. The team is 7–0 so far this season.
“We’re ready to take on St. Mary’s for the second time this season,” said BYU rugby team captain and All-American Kyle Sumsion. “Saint Mary’s is the only team that beat us last season. We don’t want that to happen again.”
All Utah Youth Rugby players who come to the South Field wearing their team jersey will be admitted to the game at the discounted price of $3. There will be a curtain raiser against Weber State University at 5 p.m. MST.
The Saturday game will be streamed live on BYU Rugby’s YouTube channel,https://www.youtube.com/user/BYURugbyTV. Also follow the Cougars on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.