Provo, UT—BYU (6-0) is set to play Salt Lake Community College this Saturday, March 7, on BYU’s South Field at 1 p.m. MT.
This game is a special event because it is Fan Appreciation Day; entrance to the match is free.
“We wanted to let our fans know how much we appreciate them,” said BYU rugby assistant coach Wayne Tarawhiti. “We’re hoping to get a good crowd. I think fans are anxious to get back to the South Field to cheer on their favorite rugby team.”
The Cougars will be sticking around for a while; the upcoming season games are home games. This will be BYU’s first home game of the season due to the Air Force Academy cancellation two weeks ago.
Next week’s home game is against Saint Mary’s College. BYU played the team in California last weekend and beat them 32–28. Saint Mary’s is the only school to upset BYU last season.
Salt Lake Community College is in its third year of club competition. The team was organized in an attempt to introduce more students to the sport of rugby and invite them to be a part of a team.
Be sure to support the Cougars this weekend as live game coverage will be available on Twitter.