Cal escapes from Utah with win on late penalty kick

The Cal rugby team wasn’t going to let it happen twice in a row. Coming off an embarrassing 22-20 loss to Cal Poly a week ago, the Bears found themselves in an eerily similar situation Saturday against Utah, trailing 22-20 with just two minutes left on the clock. “We’d been
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Cal heads to Utah looking to get back on track

After its reserves dropped the ball last weekend, the Cal rugby team will turn back to its top side to get a new winning streak going. The Bears will head out to Salt Lake City, Utah, taking on the Utes on Saturday at noon. “There’s some debate about who the
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Lucas Dunne Rugby Feature

Great expectations

Lucas Dunne was one of the top running backs in the history of De La Salle football. Now, he's trying to make his name on the rugby pitch.

De La Salle is a football powerhouse. A nationwide name in high school football, the small private school in Concord, Calif., has put out names such as Amani Toomer, D.J. Williams and Maurice Jones-Drew. Yet despite the Pro Bowl appearances and NFL accolades of his predecessors, Lucas Dunne’s name is
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The Cal rugby team saw a 63-game winning streak snap in a 22-20 loss to Cal Poly on Saturday. Carli Baker/Staff

Cal Poly snaps Bears’ 63-game win streak

With the Cal rugby team going into 2012 as young and inexperienced as it had been in recent memory, many expected that its win streak — which had grown to 63 games — would come to an end. But no one thought it would end against Cal Poly. The Bears
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The Cal rugby team will play its final 15-player match of the season against St. Mary's on Sunday.

Reserves to get chance to earn starting spot

Winning all the time can’t be as easy as the Cal rugby team makes it seem. On Saturday, the Bears will head down to San Luis Obispo, Calif., to take on Cal Poly  in a match that might as well already be over. All the squad has to do is
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Sophomore wing/fullback Jake Anderson and the Bears overcame a late deficit to beat the Thunderbirds.

Bears overcome late deficit to take first leg of World Cup

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Senior Alex Aronson found himself in an unfamiliar spot on Saturday afternoon. For the first time in his career as a Cal rugger, the flyhalf was asked to step up and kick a go-ahead conversion. With the Bears trailing 11-12 to British Columbia following a try
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Bears to finally be tested as they host World Cup

The Cal rugby team has cruised to a 9-0 record in 2012, outscoring its opponents 650-23 in matches that were pretty much decided before they even began. But the Bears are about to face one of their toughest tests of the last couple years, putting their 62-game winning streak on
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Cal takes care of business in two triumphs in desert

It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t flawless, but the Cal rugby team managed to stay undefeated on its first out-of-state road trip of the season. “We had patches when we played pretty well, but we made it hard on ourselves,” coach Jack Clark said. “We didn’t perform as well as
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Bears head into the desert in search of defense

Usually if a team shuts out almost half of its opponents, it’s going to be pretty happy with how its defense has played. But apparently sometimes that benchmark means that the defense needs significant work. The Cal rugby team will look to shore up its defense as it takes a
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Bears hit century mark, shut out Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. — In the closing moments before halftime, Cal rugger Brad Harrington took a pass and sprinted for the try zone, dragging multiple Stanford defenders along the way. One eventually got a hold of the junior’s shorts, pulling them down and tripping him up — eliciting laughs and jeers
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