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    I didn't see another one. Merge as needed.

    BYU is going for its fourth straight Varsity Cup right now. I don't really know the rules, but it's fun to watch.
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    link or channel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    link or channel?
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    too bad. it was a good match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    too bad. it was a good match.
    Too many handling errors by BYU in the first half when they could have built a big lead. Instead they were only up 2 at half.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile View Post
    Too many handling errors by BYU in the first half when they could have built a big lead. Instead they were only up 2 at half.
    Yes; it was a very sloppy first half.

    After listening to the interview with Webb, it is a little like their kiwi beat ours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Yes; it was a very sloppy first half.

    After listening to the interview with Webb, it is a little like their kiwi beat ours.
    He had a great 2nd half. Pinpoint defensive kicking and no misses on conversions after taking over the kicking duties. His kick and chase down the sideline to tackle the fullback into touch was very well executed.
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    Hostile, you probably have heard something. Is BYU rugby dead? USA Rugby made rules so RMs lose a year of eligibility, so BYU and Cal start Varsity Cup. Now the word is BYU is out of the Varsity Cup and there are swirling allegations of cheating and ineligible players.

    My opinion of USA Rugby is pretty low, a very political organization run by guys who aren't real bright, but it looks like BYU rugby is in real trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexTechCoug View Post
    Hostile, you probably have heard something. Is BYU rugby dead? USA Rugby made rules so RMs lose a year of eligibility, so BYU and Cal start Varsity Cup. Now the word is BYU is out of the Varsity Cup and there are swirling allegations of cheating and ineligible players.

    My opinion of USA Rugby is pretty low, a very political organization run by guys who aren't real bright, but it looks like BYU rugby is in real trouble.
    There was a news article about this over the summer, but it quickly disappeared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    There was a news article about this over the summer, but it quickly disappeared.
    I'd be interested in the article. As far as I know USA Rugby has nothing to do with VC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OceanBlue View Post
    I'd be interested in the article. As far as I know USA Rugby has nothing to do with VC.
    It showed up on my facebook feed. I read it, then I forwarded it to some friends who played for BYU Rugby and the link was broken.

    IIRC, it complained that BYU used a kid who played in the NFL (that doesn't necessarily kill eligibility) and used older players with semi-pro experience overseas. Sounds a bit like the Men's volleyball stuff that happened a decade ago.
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    CougarBoard is saying the administration is pulling the rugby club out of Varsity Cup and will go back to USA Rugby. Wow !

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    Quote Originally Posted by OceanBlue View Post
    CougarBoard is saying the administration is pulling the rugby club out of Varsity Cup and will go back to USA Rugby. Wow !
    I saw that and read the article about concerns for "players privacy". It doesn't look like all the information is available at this point.
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    It's weird that BYU rugby is pulling out of the league they founded ? Apparently they had a 30 year old former NFLer on roster ? BYU was going to have to vacate a national championship ? The BYU administration is pulling the club ?
    I hope more information becomes available and soon.

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    David Smyth and the entire staff resigned. They're tired of butting heads with the Department of Student Life and not getting the support they deserve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    David Smyth and the entire staff resigned. They're tired of butting heads with the Department of Student Life and not getting the support they deserve.
    That is unfortunate. He has built a very good team / program over several years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    David Smyth and the entire staff resigned. They're tired of butting heads with the Department of Student Life and not getting the support they deserve.
    Club Team and no support. Fantastic work, BYU!
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    insane how bad rugby has been treated. look at all the support dumb shit like the ballroom dance team gets.
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    The following statement is from former Head Coach David Smyth:

    Earlier this week news broke that I, along with the rest of the BYU coaching and support staff had resigned from our posts at BYU rugby. At the time, I was out of town and in an area with very limited cell coverage. Since the news was made public, I’ve had many phone, text and email messages. As such, I feel it appropriate to shed some light regarding the actions that I took last week, and also, to offer thanks and gratitude to many people.

    In 2011 the extramural sports program, of which the rugby team is a part of, was moved into the Student Life department. That change made it difficult to run the rugby program with the standards we were used to. Simply put, our vision, strategies and goals for the rugby program do not align with those of the Student Life department. So, after thirty plus years of being a part of the BYU rugby program, I have decided to step aside and move on.

    To all the players I have had the honor to coach, I say Thank You! I will cherish the many friendships I have made, along with the lessons that we learned together! The battles we won on the field were a result of your hard work, determination, and rugby skills that allowed you to perform so well! I have many fond memories of well-played games. I have the utmost respect for all of you. More importantly to me, are the successes you have enjoyed in your off-field lives as husbands, fathers and positive professional contributors to society.

    To our alumni and fans, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you for all of your efforts, support and contributions on our behalf!

    I am so very grateful to my fellow coaches who have been great teachers and examples to our players. Men like Mark and Dean Ormsby, Justen Nadauld and Kimball Kjar. The sacrifices these men made will never be fully understood by anyone, only myself! In the most recent years we’ve had some of our past players, Salesi Sika, Steve St Pierre and Derek Smith to name a few, come home to share what they’ve learned with our players. I am grateful to my mate, Wayne Tarawhiti who has brought much to our program, and who has so bravely battled health problems for the past couple of years. Thankfully he is still with us and getting stronger all the time! I also appreciate our recent support staff, Wes Tuia and Troy Galbraith…To all of these men, along with Mike West and Paul Stoneman, our fantastic medical team, I thank you!

    To those of you whom I played with at BYU, I owe you a debt of gratitude for making my transition from God’s own country of Northern Ireland to this great country of the USA much easier. May we all continue to be legends in our own minds!

    Finally, sincere thanks must go to my family; My wife who was always supportive in every way, and my children who all grew up with BYU rugby as a big part of their lives. Many of you continue to ask about Verla, she’s now cancer free and getting stronger all the time. Whilst her health and wellbeing will always be important to me, thankfully because of her recovery, her health was not a reason why I resigned from BYU.

    Please know that I continue to be, and will forever be a BYU Cougar rugby fan!

    With thanks and appreciation.

    David Smyth

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    insane how bad rugby has been treated. look at all the support dumb shit like the ballroom dance team gets.
    This.
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    This is a travesty. Prayers for all 300 BYU rugby fans during this difficult time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    This is a travesty. Prayers for all 300 BYU rugby fans during this difficult time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    This is a travesty. Prayers for all 300 BYU rugby fans during this difficult time.
    Butthead. There are 305 fans.
    "Guitar groups are on their way out, Mr Epstein."

    Upon rejecting the Beatles, Dick Rowe told Brian Epstein of the January 1, 1962 audition for Decca, which signed Brian Poole and the Tremeloes instead.

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