Cal rugby dominates at Battle in the Bay

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Two weeks after falling 14-12 to rival UCLA in the West Coast Sevens Tournament, Cal responded with a dominant string of performances in the Battle in the Bay Sevens Tournament. The No. 3 Bears emerged victorious in each of their six matches over two days, claiming the tournament championship. The
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Power Rankings: Amid rising questions, Cal rugby remains a contender

Winger Patrick Barrientes dove into the left corner of the try zone to deliver the game winning score against Kutztown in June’s Collegiate Rugby Championships Sevens. The victory marked Cal’s second consecutive sevens title and the 28th national championship in program history. Entering the fall, the Bears look to continue
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Late-season injuries mar Cal rugby

Then-No. 1 Cal rugby marched steadily through the first 16 games of the regular season, relentlessly and efficiently tearing apart its opposition each week. At that point, there seemed to be nothing standing in the way of the Bears punching yet another ticket to the national championship game. Through the
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Sophomore Patrick Barrientes scores championship-winning try for Bears.

Cal rugby repeats as CRC 7s champions

Seamus Kelly sat on his teammates’ shoulders as he hoisted the Pete Dawkins Trophy in his final match with the Blue and Gold. After a disappointing regular season and a grueling three-day tournament, the Bears won their second consecutive CRC Sevens title in a 24-21 shootout against an upstart Kutztown
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Cal rugby seeks redemption at CRC 7s

The 2013 season ended with a disappointing loss in the Varsity Cup for Cal Rugby. But the Bears did not allow that late-season blunder to discourage them. About a month later, Cal went to Philadelphia to take on the Collegiate Rugby Championship Sevens, and, with a 19-14 victory over Life
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Depth spells promise for Cal rugby after Varsity Cup loss

Alex Bowman dove across the endline and into the try zone in the final seconds of the Varsity Cup National Championship match. The score, however, would prove fruitless, as the BYU rugby team defeated the Bears for the second consecutive season by a score of 43-33. For any other program
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After losing Varsity Cup, Cal rugby looks to future

Cal rugby was the underdog. The competition — Brigham Young University — was bigger, older and more experienced, but only 80 minutes on the field would determine which team was better. Cal sailed through both the quarters and the semis of the Varsity Cup, but the final would be a
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Cal rugby faces BYU in Varsity Cup National Championship

The ball sailed through the air as the final seconds of the 2013 Varsity Cup National Championship match ticked away. The kick split through the post and brought the Bears to their collective knees. BYU beat Cal in a 27-24 nailbiter in Provo, Utah. The 2014 stage is set for
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Despite losses, Cal rugby has potential for title

Cal men’s rugby is, and always has been, one of the most successful athletic programs at Cal. But with this success come great expectations. A win for this team is often not enough — the Bears have to demolish their opposition in order to truly succeed. A loss, on the
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