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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 Read More…

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Cal rugby hosts Central Washington in Varsity Cup semifinals

Just one week after muzzling the Bruins, 41-0, in Los Angeles, the No. 4 Cal rugby team (17-2) will return to Witter Rugby Field to take on an unfamiliar foe in No. 8 Central Washington (14-0) in the Varsity Cup semifinals Saturday. The Bears look like they have finally returned to Read More…

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Cal rugby faces UBC in World Cup as season winds down

Since it began in 1921, the “World Cup” rivalry between the Thunderbirds and the Bears has been arguably the most competitive and storied in college rugby. On Sunday, Cal (16-0, 5-0 PAC) will travel north to Vancouver to square off against the University of British Columbia (14-1) in the 2014 Read More…

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After running through Santa Rosa, Cal rugby faces Cal Poly

The Cal rugby team’s return to Strawberry Canyon was marked with a huge victory over Santa Rosa Junior College. The Bears fielded their underclassmen, allowing them some playing time in the 65-19 blowout Wednesday. As rain poured onto the pitch, nine different players scored 11 tries in an impressive display Read More…

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No. 2 Cal rugby travels to face Arizona State and Arizona

For an unbeaten team that is rarely matched in skill, sometimes the greatest challenge is maintaining its superior level of play. During the regular season, there are few teams that can challenge the Bears; therefore their game plan is focused inward. They concentrate on how to showcase their best performance Read More…