5 good minutes with Jack Clark

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In anticipation of Cal alumnus Danny Barrett making the USA men’s Olympic rugby team, we spoke with his former coach and Cal legend Jack Clark. Clark has coached Cal rugby for more than three decades and has brought an astounding 23 national championships back to Berkeley, including titles in both
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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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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 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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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 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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