SMC Rugby Hosts Utah In D1A Quarterfinals

The defending national champion Saint Mary’s rugby team will welcome Utah to Saint Mary’s Stadium this Saturday at 1 p.m. for a quarterfinal match in the USA Rugby D1A Playoffs.

The Gaels, currently ranked No. 2 in the Canterbury D1A Top 20, earned a first-round bye in this year’s playoffs so this weekend’s match will be their first in the postseason. Utah, which is ranked No. 6, played Cal Poly and defeated the Mustangs 31-26.

Last time out, Saint Mary’s defeated Santa Clara 96-0 to wrap up the regular season. The Gaels and Utes have played twice already this season, with SMC taking an 81-15 win in Moraga in January and Utah earning the 49-21 victory over a Gaels side missing several starters in Salt Lake City in March.

Admission for Saturday’s match is $5 and can be paid at the gate. If you can’t make it to campus on Saturday to see the match, there will a be live stream of all the action provided by Saint Mary’s Athletics beginning at 1 p.m. To watch the game, click here.

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