With only seven weeks in the DIA California Conference schedule, every match is important and in week three, #3 Saint Mary’s College of California defeated the University of California, Santa Barbara, 55-12, and #20 California Polytechnic State University beat Santa Clara University, 26-13.
#3 St. Mary’s at UC Santa Barbara
Dealing with accumulating injuries, St. Mary’s fielded a team of various... Read More
Saturday is a big one for college rugby, with third-ranked St. Mary's hosting No. 1 BYU in Moraga, Calif. and No. 2 Cal welcoming Air Force to Strawberry Canyon. Both matches will be viewable, with St. Mary's streaming the former online and Pac-12 Networks televising the latter.
These four programs combine for an overwhelming 36 national championships. Cal's won 26, but not claimed a 15s title... Read More
Taking a different route to success, #2 Cal shuffled its starting 15 against hosting #24 Arizona Saturday, yielding familiar results. With nine different starters in the lineup, the Bears crushed the Wildcats, 61-12, with nine tries by six players, including three tries by flanker Nick Salaber. In the first game of PAC Conference competition, Cal controlled the ball and starved Arizona of... Read More
Charlotte Rugby Club played host to a weekend of top collegiate rugby teams. Life bested a pair of service academies on consecutive days, while Navy and Air Force both beat Clemson. The medley was played out at Skillbeck Athletic Grounds.
On Saturday, Life dismantled a rusty Air Force side 74-0 while Navy pulled away from Clemson for a 36-12 victory. “It was Air Force’s first hit out. They are... Read More
It was a battle of youth versus experience between #20 Arizona and #5 Lindenwood on Saturday at Texas Christian University in Forth Worth, Texas. Experience won as the Lions mauled the Wildcats in an 88-5 affair. Lindenwood scored a total of 14 tries with senior eightman Sebastian Kalm earning the Man of the Match leading the forward pack with three tries.
With Lindenwood head coach JD... Read More
Battling its second PAC Conference opponent, #17 UCLA extended its winning streak to three games with a pounding of Oregon State, 82-5. Playing at home in Los Angeles, Calif., the Bruins almost completed the shutout if not for a try by the Beavers at the very end of regulation. UCLA dominated every facet of the match reeling off 14 straight tries by 11 different players. For its victory, UCLA... Read More
The marquee game of the opening weekend of the PAC Conference turned into a back and forth battle with #9 Utah coming back from a 16 point first half deficit to win 39-31 over hosting Arizona. The Wildcats led 19-8 at halftime, but it was the Utes who turned over Arizona multiple times to score five tries in the second half.
Utah assistant coach Jon Law described the game as very sloppy rugby. “... Read More
In a preseason clash of two top five teams, a strong second half powered #3 Saint Mary’s College to a 24-13 victory over #5 Lindenwood. Playing in rain and swirling wind in Moraga, Calif., the match started with the Lions taking a 10-0 before the Gaels closed the gap to three points at the half. Three tries in the second half put St. Mary’s up for good as Lindenwood only could manage a penalty... Read More
The first day of the 11th annual Dennis Storer Classic concluded Saturday with Cal and hosts, UCLA, going undefeated setting up the tournament final on Sunday. Named after the historic UCLA and first ever USA Eagles head coach, Dennis Storer, five teams, UCLA, Cal, UC-San Diego, UC-Santa Cruz, and UC-Davis, gathered in Los Angeles, Calif. for the unofficial start of the collegiate California 15s... Read More
The anticipated match between #3 Saint Mary’s College and Arizona ended in a lopsided victory for the Gaels as they won 73-7 on Friday night in Tucson, Ariz. Rebounding from the prior week’s loss to San Francisco Golden Gate, St. Mary’s’ experience and talent outmatched the Wildcats. Arizona was without five players who attended the Men’s Junior All-American Camp, but with how the Gaels were... Read More