US Collegiate Sevens Rugby Championships - UTAH UTES WIN!!!!

 An incredible tourney of Sevens tests pitting the top 16 teams in a round robin contest. Traditional power house Southern Cal Bears ended up facing the University of Utah Utes and the Utes TOOK THEM DOWN! 

Nice job, Utes! This was the first College Sevens tourney nationally televised as well on NBC. What a great set of games. 

Sevens is a fast paced game and for the tourney they only play 7 minute halves. Even so, by the end of the tournament you could see the toll it took on the players. 

What is especially endearing to me is this makes TWO national championships that Utah clubs have taken this year (Utah County based United took the Under 19 title earlier in May pitted against traditional powerhouse Highland Rugby Club of Salt Lake County and of the "Forever Strong" movie fame). 

If you add to that the BYU team of 15 taking the title away from Southern Cal in 2009, you can see the strength the Utah rugby teams are showing. WAY TO GO!




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