Provo, UT–The Varsity Cup Collegiate Rugby Championship released the details of its 2013 playoff to be contested at the end of the 15′s regular rugby season.
The championship kicks off simultaneously on both coasts with two super-regional tournaments to be held on Saturday, April 20th.
The East super-regional will be hosted by the United States Naval Academy at the spacious Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium pitting the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish against the University of California Golden Bears in the day’s first matchup. The second match will feature the Dartmouth College Big Green against the Middies of the United States Naval Academy.
The West super-regional will first present the Zoomies of the United State Air Force Academy and the Utes of the University of Utah in the day’s opening matchup followed by the Bruins of the University of California at Los Angeles versus the Cougars of Brigham Young University in the day’s final match. Both matches will be played on the North Athletic Field at UCLA.
The four winning teams from the super-regionals will meet on the following Saturday, April 27th at the campus stadium of the higher-seeded team.
The seeding for the tournament has been set and is as follows: 1) BYU, 2) Cal, 3) Dartmouth, 4) Utah, 5) Air Force, 6) Navy, 7) Notre Dame and 8 ) UCLA. Each participant is anxious to host one of the semi-final matches, and has access to a spacious venue with good accommodations for their own fans and those of their potential opponents.
The Varsity Cup is pleased to announce that the Cup final will be held this year on May 4th in the beautiful confines of South Field on the campus of Brigham Young University. With permanent chair seating for over 2,500 fans and the ability to host upwards of 5,000 fans via temporary seating, and access to many thousands of perennially rabid rugby fans in the intermountain area, the final promises to be a thrilling event for the contestants and for the national rugby community.
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