Cal rugby welcomes No. 18 Arizona

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It is not common for a team coming off a 76-3 win to be more self-critical and dissatisfied with missed opportunities than comfortable with its performance. Such is the case, however, for this year’s Cal men’s rugby team, which won by that 73-point margin when it hosted Cal Poly last
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Cal rugby routs Cal Poly, 76-3, in home opener

With no time left on the clock, fifth-year senior fullback Jake Anderson knelt and placed the rugby ball on the tee, preparing to make the last play of the game. He looked up toward the goal posts before slowly rising. Taking three steps backward, Anderson paused, took a breath —
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Cal rugby hosts Cal Poly in home opener

You wouldn’t think that the office of Cal’s most decorated varsity team, the rugby team, was formerly home to the Memorial Stadium lavatories. Looking around the cozy wooden abode, you practically have to squint in the glare of the many trophies that haphazardly line all four walls of the team’s
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Cal rugby hosts their first PAC Rugby 7s Championship

It is no secret that the Cal men’s rugby team is one of the university’s most prized athletic programs, with a storied past dating back all the way to the 1880s. For the first time in school history, the Cal men’s rugby team will host a fall 7s tournament, as
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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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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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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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