Rugby clubbing: BYU clobbers Dixie State in Saturday match

Dixie State University vs. Brigham Young University, Mens Rugby, St. George, Utah, Feb. 13, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Although rugby is not an officially sanctioned NCAA sport at BYU or Dixie State, no one would dare tell that to the hard-working ruggers who squared off at Snow Canyon High School’s rugby pitch Saturday afternoon.

With perfect weather and a good field, the two teams hammered away at each other for a couple of hours, with the defending National Champion BYU club team defeating Dixie State’s club team 53-12.

The action was fierce, as captured by St. George News photographer Robert Hoppie. Here’s his photo gallery:

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