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My Way Home: Eakalafi Okusi paves his own road to, through and from Cal

The island of Tonga sits quietly on the Pacific Ocean, somewhere between Hawaii and Tasmania. It’s nestled among other small archipelagos, yet maintains its own distinct character among the many other ocean-bound isles it calls neighbors. Today, it remains predominantly a land of tradition, slowly and cautiously exploring the merits
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Cal rugby set to take on Central Washington

Two years ago, Cal rugby found itself at home in the semifinals of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship, needing a win over Central Washington to move into the finals against rival BYU. The Wildcats looked like boys playing against men in a 58-14 loss to Cal. The Bears
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Cal rugby overcomes Army, 41-29

The modern college rugby season can simply seem to be a prelude to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship finals that is always predicted: Cal vs. BYU. But for about 60 minutes on Saturday, it looked like an at-home Army squad was ready to rewrite the story everyone was
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Heart of Mine: How John Spradling found life after rugby

On a beautiful day in Montevideo, Uruguay, John Spradling is on the couch, hanging out with his older brother Peter while their parents are out of the country. THUMP — THUMP, THUMP. Suddenly, John feels something in his chest. THUMP. John asks for Peter to check his heartbeat, and Peter
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Cal rugby routs Longhorns, 138-0, defeats Santa Clara, 73-3

When the Cal rugby team scores at home, someone is tasked with playing a little music over the loudspeakers, just for 30 seconds or so. When the Bears score 138 points like they did Saturday against Texas in the opening round of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championships, that
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Cal rugby routs Stanford, 121-5

Just 10 days ago, the Cal rugby team was forced to take a long look in the mirror. Following a 50-3 shellacking at the hands of the University of British Columbia, there were many questions surrounding whether the team was still among the big dogs of the collegiate rugby landscape.
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