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Alumni hope to represent Cal rugby at the Olympics

The Cal rugby team hopefully turned some heads this season and propelled rugby into the minds of fans who otherwise don’t see much of the sport. They made history by becoming the first team to win the national championship in 15s and 7s in the same year. This summer, several
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Unsung heroes pivotal in Cal rugby’s success

After two national championships in two months, the Cal rugby team has plenty of praise to go around. While a deserved heaping of it has been placed on star seniors Russell Webb and Anthony Salaber, there are many unsung heroes that were just as important to these Bears becoming the
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Cal rugby prepares for 7s play

Just 26 days ago, the Cal rugby team upset BYU — the  No. 1 team in the nation — to lift the national championship trophy for the first time in four years. As the Bears cheered and hugged and cried on the field in Provo, Utah, they celebrated the culmination
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Cal rugby rises to occasion during championship season

If you had simply glanced at the Cal rugby team’s final box score of the season — a double digit win over BYU in the Varsity Cup National Championship game — you’d think it was a return of the Jack Clark rugby seasons of old: the Bears coasting through the
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Cal rugby wins national championship over BYU, 40-29

The BYU Cougars huddled just before kick-off of the Varsity Cup National Championship game. They turned and looked across the field at the underdog Cal rugby team. They performed their Haka dance — bulging their eyes, brandishing twisted tongues and screaming with the confidence of a team that has won
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Cal rugby to battle BYU for national championship

Routine is easy. Routine is predictable and not mentally straining. Routine makes life a lot less stressful, especially for a college undergraduate who’s looking ahead at looming finals, graduation and the life beyond. For years now, the Cal rugby team (19-2) has followed the same annual routine: Dominate the regular
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