Good news for Cougar fans everywhere! BYU rugby will be opening their home schedule after their successful run in the Red Rock Invitational and a 99-0 win over UNLV. They are now 5-0 on the year and continued their undefeated season with a win over in-state rival Utah State. In Logan the Cougars didn't allow a try in the first half, and led by two try apiece from Win Elkington and Joshua Anderson, the Cougars dominated by a score of 64-12.
If you have never made your way to South Field to we highly recommend it for the atmosphere and to watch a very dominate rugby team. If you are debating whether or not to watch BYU Rugby we'll give you some more reasons so you don't miss out on a great season and a great BYU tradition.
1. The Cougars are going for their 4th-straight championship
BYU has won the last three national championships and have a great chance to make it four in a row. You can watch the whole season, and championship game since it will be held at Rio Tinto stadium. So get out there and help cheer on your Cougars to a fourth straight championship and sixth overall.
2. Rugby isn't too difficult to understand
Rugby is played on the same sized field as soccer and scores similar to football. Their are a lot of rules similar to football and soccer, so if you have a basic understanding of both sports you will quickly pick up on rugby. Plus the PA at the home games will explain the plays and penalties for your enjoyment. If you need to read up on the rules of rugby you can find a good set here.
3. Games are easy to watch
Say you don't live in Utah or can't make it out to the game. No problem! You can easily watch all home games live on the BYU rugby YouTube channel. Watch the Cougars from your phone, computer or anywhere you can stream YouTube, and the best part is not having to listen to ESPN commentary.
4. Great atmosphere
South Field gets pretty full for these rugby games and have a great following. The games are high energy and fun to be at. Ticket prices are affordable and a treat for the whole family. So get there early, wear blue and be loud!
5) Plenty of in-state rivals
BYU gets the chance to play Utah, Utah State and UVU at rugby, and will get the chance to host UVU and USU this season. The Cougars have already experienced a win over Utah this year 50-22 and are favorites to beat them again at Utah this month.