I have a few questions about rugby at BYU. As I understand it, Rugby is a club team at BYU. Are all collegant rugby teams like Cal and Utah, club teams only? Are there rugby scholarships for any of these teams? Do other teams have players called up to the USA teams like BYU does. I expect Cal has but not sure. If rugby is a club team sport only, that must explain how a player can be called up to the pro level and later return. Does the university pay for rugby or are they totally dependant on donations?
I am finding rugby to be a great spectator sport, but have yet to attend a game. Just starting to understand the rules and terminology. As colleges drop football because of costs, which we will see happen over the 10 years or so, it definately needs to be mainstreamed.