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BYU vs Cal for Rugby Varsity Cup Championship Game

by dav.d

I was in the stands for the BYU vs Cal Varsity Cup. It is the national championship for Rugby and BYU has won 4 years straight, woo hoo! I brought along a small camera with a zoom lens to take a few photographs. Sure it would be fun to be on the sidelines with the big gear but it is fun to be a fan and see what I can do from the stands.

Pregame Ceremony for the Varsity Cup

Pregame Ceremony for the Varsity Cup

BYU hasn’t played too many home games this season. So it was nice that the championship game was played at Rio Tinto stadium in Sandy, Utah. I’ve been watching BYU Rugby for the last two seasons and I am still learning the rules. You can see where football got its start and found inspiration. Rugby is very similar but there are no pads and no forward passes.

BYU throws the ball in bounds

BYU throws the ball in bounds

Maybe next year I’ll try and bring my big camera with an even bigger lens. Sports photography is pretty fun.

BYU vs Cal in a scrum

BYU vs Cal in a scrum

Rugby is a pretty brutal game. This game was pretty exciting. BYU got out to a big lead and lead the whole game, however, Cal was making a comeback in the second half. It became a battle of the clock and nerves were on edge.

BYU runs the ball after a scrum

BYU runs the ball after a scrum

And I learned after the game that you should not cheer during a kick. Sorry! I cheered when I shouldn’t.

Cosmo the Cougar

Cosmo the Cougar

Cal Golden Bears go for the ball

Cal Golden Bears go for the ball

Rugby ruck

Rugby ruck

Rugby players battle for the ball

Rugby players battle for the ball

BYU hoists the Varsity Cup after winning

BYU hoists the Varsity Cup after winning

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