Champion squad doesn’t just talk the talk

Christina Jones

Covering the Cal rugby team this year, I’ve learned a lot of terminology — however incompletely. I finally grasped the difference between a ruck and a scrum, even though I still can’t explain either term particularly well and always fall back on hand gestures to convey the meaning. While I
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Flyhalf James Bailes and his fellow seniors capped their Cal careers with an undefeated campaign despite a trying season.

Bears barrel through obstacles, finish with 26th title

One of the Cal rugby team’s mottos is, “Ask for nothing, grateful for everything.” Never did the mantra carry more weight than in 2011. Early in the season, it seemed everything was being taken away from the team. The Bears could not host home games on Witter Rugby Field, would
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Cal fullback Blaine Scully does his best to gain extra ground against BYU’s physical defense. Scully broke off solid runs, despite not scoring a try on Saturday.

CAL OUTLASTS BYU TO CAPTURE PROGRAM’S 26TH TITLE

Late defensive stops help seal Cal’s victory over the Cougars

Cal rugby has faced some formidable obstacles off the field this season — the Bears battled for reinstatement, traveled for every game, and had just half a field for practice. But on Saturday evening in Sandy, Utah, the most challenging opponent stood on the pitch in the form of a
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