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Unsung heroes pivotal in Cal rugby’s success

After two national championships in two months, the Cal rugby team has plenty of praise to go around. While a deserved heaping of it has been placed on star seniors Russell Webb and Anthony Salaber, there are many unsung heroes that were just as important to these Bears becoming the
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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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Cal rugby routs Longhorns, 138-0, defeats Santa Clara, 73-3

When the Cal rugby team scores at home, someone is tasked with playing a little music over the loudspeakers, just for 30 seconds or so. When the Bears score 138 points like they did Saturday against Texas in the opening round of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championships, that
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Cal rugby defeats Saint Mary’s, 27-14

The Bears’ best defensive effort of the season, along with the passing and kicking of star senior Russell Webb, propelled the Cal rugby team to a road victory over Saint Mary’s, 27-14, to earn the Bears’ premier win of their season.  Webb, who hadn’t started in almost a month, was
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Cal rugby wins 11th straight Dennis Storer Classic

Through four matches on a cool southern California weekend, the Cal men’s rugby team racked up 201 points and let up zero on its way to its 11th straight Dennis Storer Classic title. Despite fighting a nasty flu bug that was making its way though the team, the Bears were
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Cal rugby wins 4 straight matches in West Coast 7s tourney

The Cal men’s rugby team has won the past three national championships in the seven-a-side format. But after three All-Americans graduated this past year, there was no way to be sure how the team would look this season. If its play at its first tournament of the season, the West
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Cal rugby defeats UCLA, 18-12

The Cal men’s rugby team didn’t lose Saturday’s match against UCLA (6-3, 1-2 PAC). In fact, the Bears won, 18-12,  but the post-game sense of disappointment from head coach Jack Clark was palpable. While the road trip down south was ultimately a success, the No. 2 Bears (9-1, 3-0 PAC)
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Cal rugby travels down south to take on Bruins

After last weekend’s blowout of Arizona State, the Cal rugby team now sits comfortably atop the PAC Rugby Conference and also holds the No. 2-ranked spot in the country. For once, the Bears (8-1, 2-0 PAC) will not be playing at Witter Rugby Field, as they instead travel down south
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