After high scoring losses to BYU and St. Mary’s, Utah rode into Los Angeles to right the ship against UCLA and promptly shutout their opponent, 38-0. Behind a vicious attack and a stifling defense, the Utes scored five tries and three penalty kicks against a solid Bruins side for the victory.
“In the first ten minutes of the match, we were in their five twice and the boys dominated. Although we... Read More
Behind a second half goal line stand and two late tries, No. 21 Cal Poly outlasted San Diego State, 33-14, in San Diego, Calif. With the score knotted at seven all at halftime, the Mustangs put in three tries and withstood a 10-minute barrage by the Aztecs to earn the victory.
“The game was extremely tight, but it was extremely tense,” Cal Poly head coach James Tesoriero stated. “From my... Read More
Colorado State knocked off Arizona 29-21 in Tuscon, Ariz., Saturday. A matchup between two notable teams, the game was back and forth and eventually went the way of the Rams.
The visitors got on the board first, with a try in the opening 10 minutes. Being the Rams' first preseason game, the team came out fired up but was plagued by some early season fitness problems. “We got off to a really good... Read More
The first leg of the annual two-game World Cup series between Cal and the University of British Columbia kicks off Saturday 2 p.m. at Witter Field in Berkeley, Calif. The game will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Networks.
Doing color commentary will be Cal alum and former Eagle Colin Hawley. He called the first-ever rugby game to be aired on the Pac-12 Networks last year, and he’s slated to be on... Read More
Week two of the Pacific West Rugby Conference was highlighted by three blowouts and an exciting three-point victory that was decided in the last minute of play. Stanford overwhelmed San Francisco State, 50-6, and Sacramento State scored in the last minute off a quick tap to defeat UC Santa Cruz, 46-43. Chico State blanked Fresno State 95-0 and Nevada held San Jose State to one try, 48-5.
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In the opening weekend of the PAC Conference, UCLA ripped off a total of eight tries to defeat Oregon State, 44-12, in Corvallis, Ore. The Bruins are striving to learn from their round-of-eight appearance in the Varsity Cup to advance farther in the postseason this year. Saturday’s victory against the Beavers looks to be the start to another successful season for the Bruins.
“The team played well... Read More
After a couple of tough losses to BYU and St. Mary’s, Arizona State bounced back to defeat San Diego State, 34-15, in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday. A young team, the Sun Devils learned from the bruising losses, improving in ball possession and backline play.
“Our schedule this spring is amazingly tough, so we expected this week to see the same stuff that we did against BYU and St. Mary’s," Lane stated... Read More
After going dormant for the holidays, there are now a couple of weeks of college results on the books in warm weather areas. There's only been one result worthy of shaking up the last rankings of 2014, though, and it was Arizona's surprisingly dominant win at Santa Clara. The Wildcats won, 55-5, laying down a big marker in their first season as a D1A independent. The win bumps Arizona to No. 18... Read More
In a friendly, St. Mary's defeated Olympic Club, 36-31, in Moraga, Calif., Saturday. Both sides used the match as a tune up for a tough spring campaign. St. Mary’s is preparing for a tough stretch where it plays Utah and BYU on consecutive days, followed two weeks later with a visit to Cal. Also slated on St. Mary’s schedule is Dartmouth and an East Coast trip to West Point to take on Army.
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The University of Arizona traveled to Santa Clara this weekend and came away with an impressive 55-5 victory. Thanks to excellence in the set piece and a strong defensive performance, Arizona came away with a convincing win.
“Santa Clara is really physical and aggressive and were able to do some good things,” Arizona head Coach Sean Duffy told Rugby Today. “Where the game really changed was up... Read More