After battling through four lead changes and entering halftime down three points, California outscored British Columbia by 12 points in the second half to win, 39-36, Saturday on Witter Rugby Field.
Some college rugby observations for January.
Where are we on the D1A competition?
Cal Varsity Rugby has released an update on lock Robert Paylor who suffered a serious-looking injury in the first few minutes of Saturday's Varsity Cup Final in Santa Clara, Calif..
Cal won their second-straight Varsity Cup with a 44-13 defeat of Arkansas State Saturday in Santa Clara.
Cal takes on Arkansas State on what promises to be a windy Varsity Cup Final at Stevens Field in Santa Clara, Saturday.
These two teams haven't met since 2010, when they played a DIA (then called the CPL) semifinal.
The story of Cal’s Varsity Cup semifinal victory over Penn State had a bit of repetition about it.
Anthony Salaber fends off a tackler, Salaber makes a half-break, Malcolm May tackles him.
Salaber, who was a standout at Dixon HS and the HS All Americans before moving on to star for Cal, smiled after the game at the image.
Cal and Arkansas State will play each other for the Varsity Cup final after they won difficult semifinals Saturday.
Arkansas battled Navy in the rain in Jonesboro, Ark., and it was a game that hinged, to a certain extent, on one play. With the score 10-7 to ASU near halftime.
And just like that, we're down to four teams in the Varsity Cup.
Cal hosts Penn State and Arkansas State hosts Navy in this year's final four, and it's all up in the air.
CLEMSON, SC – The Cal Golden Bears dotted down 11 tries and held Clemson scoreless until the 80th minute to defeat the Tigers 71-5 Saturday on National Athletic Village Field in the quarterfinals of the Varsity Cup.
The Bears will host a semifinal Saturday, April 22, at 1 pm PT on Witter Rugby Field against Penn State, which defeated Army, 47-34, in University Park, Pa.
The Varsity Cup enters its quarterfinals and things get a little tougher for those who pulled out victories last week.
There was something historic about the Saint Mary’s victory over Cal this past weekend.
Part of it might have been television - the game was shown live on Pac-12 Networks Bay Area, and on delay elsewhere. It was exciting. It was sometimes well played, and sometimes featured mistakes. And it had atmosphere - palpable atmosphere you could see on the screen.
Saint Mary’s College defeated Cal 27-24 Saturday evening at Witter Field in a stirring comeback.
This game is an enormous rivalry between the two stories rugby universities, but Cal has won easily the lion’s share of the games. But this year the Gaels came in confident, and were looking for an upset.