FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Crossroads Cup?
The Crossroads Cup is a four-week-long All-Star style competition focused on player, coach and referee development and identification in the Intermountain area. The competition is made up of four teams that represent the various regions of Utah and Southern Idaho. These four teams will be composed of players from these regions and will compete in a round-robin competition with accompanying playoffs.
The relationship between the Crossroads Cup and the Warriors is contextually similar to the Mitre 10 and Super Rugby, as it is a separate competition from the club season and focuses on providing players, coaches and referees opportunities to prepare them for development and possible inclusion into the Utah Warriors’ Pathway ecosystem, including the Utah Selects or even the Warriors’ Major League Rugby (MLR) roster.
The Crossroads Cup does not replace any USA Rugby-sanctioned regional men’s club competition already in place nor the USA Rugby-registered men’s clubs themselves.
Who can play in the Crossroads Cup?
Any USA Rugby Registered Player that is between ages 18-25 - some exceptions may be made - are eligible to play for a team in the Crossroads Cup.
How can I sign up for the Crossroads Cup?
Any player that is interested in playing in the Crossroads Cup can complete a registration form at crossroadscup.com. Players who fill out a registration form will then be contacted by their region’s coach with more details if they have been selected. For a list of each region’s coaches please visit crossroadscup.com.
When is the Crossroads Cup?
The Crossroads Cup will be a four-week-long competition with the first games taking place on September 23, 2023 and the Championship Match taking place at Zions Bank Stadium on October 14, 2023. Practice schedules will be dependent on the individual teams and coaches. For a full schedule and game location details, please visit the schedule tab or stay tuned for more Crossroads Cup news at @utahwarriorspathway on Instagram or @utwarriorsrugby on Twitter.
How is the Crossroads Cup connected to the Utah Warriors?
The Crossroads Cup is the widest and most direct entry point into the Utah Warriors’ Pathway and MLR Roster. The Warriors are using the competition as way to identify players who may be selected to join either the Utah Warriors Roster or the Utah Selects Pathway Team, which has a history of elevating players to the MLR including Joe Mano, Tomasi Tonga, James Vaifale and Mike Gieselman.