This Week in Bears: Natan Węgrzycki-Szymczyk honored, Stanford’s road ban lifted, new playing surfaces and Jack Clark criticizes hit

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This Week in Bears features a plethora of topics, including Natan Węgrzycki-Szymczyk winning Pac-12 Men’s Rowing Athlete of the Year, the Stanford Band’s road ban being lifted, an examination of new playing surfaces at Memorial Stadium and Haas Pavilion and Cal rugby head coach Jack Clark’s comments on the hit which
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Cal rugby dominates Clemson in quarterfinal matchup

In Saturday’s playoff matchup against Clemson, a penalty kick in the game’s opening minutes led to an Anthony Salaber try and Russell Webb conversion for the team’s first scores of the afternoon. Though these actions seem only minimal in the grand scheme of things, they set the tone for the
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Cal rugby set for the annual Scrum Axe Match

Last season, the Bears beat Stanford 121-5 with a team made up of frosh-sophs and other reserves that featured the likes of sophomore scrumhalf Fawzi Kawash and senior lock Olivier Damas. Cal returns home Wednesday night against Stanford for the next chapter of the annual Scrum Axe match. The contest
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UBC completes sweep of Cal in annual World Cup Series

On Sunday afternoon,Cal rugby took on UBC with a starting 15 composed of solely reserve players, completely different from its earlier match against the Thunderbirds. In the second leg of the annual World Cup series, the reserve Bears displayed a valiant effort but ultimately lost 50-6 at the hands of
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Cal rugby preps for weekend matchup against Thunderbirds

Cal enters this weekend with a highly anticipated matchup against the University of British Columbia in what is sure to be an action-packed affair between two storied collegiate rugby programs. The game will take place Saturday at Witter Rugby Field and is slated for a 2 p.m. start time. The
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