DSU rugby blazes way to league championship; STGNews photo gallery

Dixie State University vs. Utah Valley University, Rugby, St. George, Utah, Apr. 30, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Dixie State rugby club team completed a perfect league season by winning the conference championship at Hansen Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The DSU ruggers became the first team under the new “Trailblazers” nickname to win a championship by defeating Utah valley University 26-24.

“First team ever as a Trailblazer to win a championship,” said team captain Ben Jones. “Honestly, I don’t know what all was there because I was so focused.”

The win completes a perfect season for the Dixie State team in the Mountain States Collegiate Rugby Conference and earns the Trailblazers the trophy for the Western Rocky Mountain Region Championship.

St. George News photographers Robert Hoppie was there and captured this photo gallery of Saturday’s championship action:

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