BYU rugby faces Utah State in home opener

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BYU rugby will host its first home game of the season Saturday against Utah State University.

BYU has a 5–1 record with its sole loss against Super League team, the Old Puget Sound. The Sound beat the Cougars in a close 34–30 match two weeks ago. The long break since the game will be another factor the team needs to overcome.

Ryan Roundy dives for a try against Air Force at South Field in a game last season. BYU suffered its first loss of the season against Old Puget Sound Beach
Ryan Roundy dives for a try against Air Force at South Field in a game last season. BYU faces Utah State in its home opener. (Photo by Universe Photographer)

“We are at the half way point of this season,” BYU coach David Smyth said in a news release. “And we’ve seen some good things, but we’re far from a complete product. We’re looking forward to being back out on South Field and playing some good, entertaining rugby and getting ourselves ready for the post-season.”

The Cougars have chalked up more than 250 points so far this season compared to the 103 points they’ve allowed. For the first home game of the season, the team will be performing the haka live in front of its fans.

“We love playing on South Field,” BYU captain Ryan Roundy said in a news release. “And our fans are always the best. We’re excited to have them there and hopefully put on a good show.”

BYU will play at 1:00 p.m. on the South Field. Tickets can be purchased at the gate and are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

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