Loving what you do and doing what you love: Getting to know Seki Kofe

April 27, 2015 by  
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At 6’ 1’’ and 235 lbs., senior center Seki Kofe fits the part of a tough rugby player, but when he greets you with his wide grin it is easy to tell there is more to him than meets the eye. “I still get nervous for the games,” Kofe laughs in his easygoing way. “It’s [...]

BYU Advances to Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Semifinals After Defeating UCLA

April 11, 2015 by  
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Los Angeles, CA – Frustrated UCLA Bruins could not stop the relentless, well-conditioned BYU Cougars (12-0) at UCLA’s North Athletic Field on Saturday, April 11, in the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup quarterfinals. With tall, green trees and red-accented brick buildings as the backdrop, the Cougars beat the Bruins 45-16. “Led by our front row: Zane [...]

BYU takes on two teams in Red Rock Invitational Tournament

January 28, 2015 by  
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Provo, UT—The Red Rock Invitational is coming up this weekend in Mesquite, Nevada, and BYU will take on two teams during the two-day tournament: Cal Poly SLO and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “We’re looking forward to a challenging weekend,” said BYU rugby head coach David Smyth. “We have great momentum coming off our wins [...]

BYU Rugby: A look back at the 2014 season and the state of program

May 7, 2014 by  
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Provo, UT—With the dust still settling from the Cougars resounding 43-33 victory over the California Golden Bears BYU head coach David Smyth, his staff and captain Kyle Sumsion took time to review the 2014 season which culminated in BYU winning the Varsity Cup National Championship for the second year in a row over the University [...]

BYU Rugby: Cougars go for third straight title, set to face California in 2014 Varsity Cup Final

April 30, 2014 by  
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Provo, Utah—The 2014 Varsity Cup National Championship, which is played Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, will feature a rematch between defending champion BYU and runner-up Cal. The Cougars are looking to capture their fourth national championship in their ninth straight attempt. “Both of these teams have had very good seasons and it [...]

VIDEO: BYU vs. UVU (3/22/14)

March 24, 2014 by  
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The BYU Cougars welcomed cross-town rival Utah Valley University to South Field which saw the Cougars overcome an early 7 point deficit to win 69-7.

BYU Rugby welcomes Montana State to Provo for unofficial friendly

February 21, 2014 by  
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PROVO, Utah–BYU Rugby looks to get back on track after suffering a devastating loss last week at St. Mary’s.  The Cougars will face Montana State in an unofficial friendly Saturday, Feb. 22 in Provo. “This will be a good opportunity for us to get back on the field with the expectation of fixing a few [...]

BYU Wins 3rd National Championship in 5 Years Beating Bears with Last-Second Drop Goal

May 4, 2013 by  
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Provo, UT–The BYU Cougars won their third national championship in the last five years via a last-second drop goal from freshman flyhalf Jonny Linehan beating perennial champion California 27-24. An evenly and hotly contested national title match drew near full-time in front of a capacity South Field Stadium crowd with BYU pressuring deep inside the [...]

Late BYU Rally Too Little Against NYAC

March 9, 2013 by  
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Provo, UT–The BYU Cougars scored two late tries in the waning minutes of the match but fell short of upsetting the reining USA men’s division champs New York Athletic Club (NYAC) losing on South Field by the score of 22-16 in a hotly contested match. BYU’s first scoring opportunity came in the 5th minute as [...]

BYU Preps for Champions Challenge with NYAC

March 6, 2013 by  
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Provo, UT–Following the Cougars’ 91-3 home-opening victory against Utah State last Saturday, the BYU Cougars are readying for this weekend’s Champions Challange tilt against the 2012 men’s Super League Champions New York Athletic Club (NYAC). Saturday’s meeting between the 2012 men’s division champion and the 2012 collegiate champion is the first between the two clubs, [...]

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