Dave Clancy didn’t actually get his shot to show a lot of what he can do, so he’s going to have to wait.
The new Head Coach for UCLA Men’s Rugby barely got his team on the field before the COVID-19 lockdown, but the Irishman is in it for the long haul, building on what Scott Stewart did the past 15 years.
The idea that college rugby conferences should follow college sports conferences in other sports isn't new, nor should it be followed universally, but it does have merit in specific areas.
There is so much rankings action this week in DIA Rugby it's hard to know where to start.
Let's start with the new #1 Cal. The Bears open their annual two-game series with the University of British Columbia.
Cal rode a strong second half to beat UCLA in the PAC Rugby Conference opener, and the Golden Bears followed that up with a defeat of NSCRO team Cal Maritime.
UCLA battled and held Cal to a 12-0 lead at halftime, before the Bears opened up to win 59-7.
The anticipated early-season clash between UCLA and Cal Poly ended up being not being as close as some (like this editor) expected.
A game though to have the potential to go either way ended up going heavily UCLA's way to the tune of 65-7. UCLA was fast and aggressive, led 41-0 at halftime, and cruised.