Rugby News & Views From an American Perspective
by Ted Hardy
The College Premier Division is down to the final four teams left in the competition. A season that began with 31 teams in four conferences is now down to four teams. Just three games remain to play in which to decide the CPD’s first-ever champion.
Utah came away as the only underdog to claim victory in the quarterfinals with Cal, BYU, and Arkansas State all advancing with home victories.
The semifinals this coming weekend will be broadcast on ESPN3 with delayed broadcast on ESPU.
Cal 43 Life 10
Thomas Rooke scored three times and James Bailes slotted five conversions and a PK to lead the Bears to the win.
Utah 32 Army 26 (Sunday)
Utah scored three times in the final 10 minutes to erase a 19-15 deficit and come away with the road win.
BYU 64 Navy 12
Apenisa Malani scored three times and Shaun Davies added eight conversions for the Cougars
Arkansas St. 30 St. Mary’s 17
Four Red Wolves found the try zone and ASU weathered a two-man disadvantage to start the second half as they rallied to defeat visiting St. Mary’s. Kingsley McGowan scored twice for the Gaels.
College Premier Division Semifinals
Saturday May 14th
Infinity Park- Glendale, Colo.
Cal vs. Utah – 6pm MST
BYU vs. Arkansas St.- 8 pm MST
Semifinals will air live on ESPN3.com and tape delay starting at 10:30 pm ET on ESPNU
PBP- Dave Sitton
Color- Brian Vizard
Sidelines- Ray Viers