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Subject: RIO TINTO STADIUM TO HOST 2014 VARSITY CUP NATIONAL RUGBY COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP ON SATURDAY
Date: Tue Apr 29 16:00:09 MDT 2014
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RIO TINTO STADIUM TO HOST 2014 VARSITY CUP NATIONAL RUGBY COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP ON SATURDAY

 

BYU Advances to 2014 Varsity Cup Final; Utah Valley University Reaches D1AA Finals

 

SANDY, Utah (Monday, April 28, 2014) - Rio Tinto Stadium will host the 2014 Varsity Cup National Rugby Collegiate Championship this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. MT. BYU will take on Cal in the Championship match after both teams advanced from the semifinal rounds this past weekend. Saturday’s Final will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network.

 

Media looking to cover the event can apply for a media credential using the following link. All credential applications must be received by close of business today.

 

BYU advanced to the 2014 Varsity Cup Championship this past Saturday, defeating Navy 60-0. BYU will face Cal in the Final, after the Golden Bears defeated Central Washington 58-14.

 

In the D1AA Semifinals this past weekend, Utah Valley University defeated Utah State 34-5, and University of Washington topped Idaho State University 34-22. Utah Valley University and University of Washington will meet in the D1AA Final on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium. 

 

A multitude of rugby events will be held in Salt Lake from May 2-3, including the Utah Rugby Open, a two-day high school youth tournament hosted by Utah Youth Rugby featuring over 1,000 youth rugby players from around the country. The culmination of the Utah Rugby Open will be the Boys U-18 Elite Championship match which will be held at Rio Tinto Stadium from 12-1:00 p.m. MT on May 3. More information on the Utah Rugby Open can be found at http://www.utahrugbyopen.com/ .

RugbyPalooza, a family-friendly youth rugby festival, will be held on May 3 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. MT at the West Jordan Soccer Complex. The festival will feature rugby clinics, coaching and referee seminars, and food and entertainment.

Tickets to the 2014 Varsity Cup Championship at Rio Tinto Stadium can be purchased at http://varsitycup.us/tickets/.

 www.RioTintoStadium.com

 




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