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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Senior wing Blaine Scully scored two tries against Utah to help advance Cal.

Bears run by Utes, into national final

For many Cal students, Saturday marked the end of their collegiate careers as they participated in commencement activities in Berkeley. Meanwhile in Glendale, Colo., the seniors of the Cal rugby team extended their playing careers by one more game with a 62-14 drubbing of Utah in the national semifinal match.
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