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Men’s College Rugby has four levels, D1A, D1-AA, DII and NSCRO. Championships are held in each of these divisions in rugby 15s and in the later 3 divisions in sevens.

May 7, 2016 Cal Beats BYU In Varsity Cup Final Photo: AjbFlyer Photo Cal Atrhelics Pres Relase: May 7, 2016 PROVO, Utah – The California Golden Bears defeated the previously unbeaten Brigham Young Cougars, 40-29, to win the 2016 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup national championship final Saturday on South Field. Cal (20-2) scored six tries to four for BYU (22-1), dotting down the last three tries of the match in an epic contest that saw the Bears take a brief lead early, trail at the halftime break, claw their way back into the lead with 11 minutes to play and…

April 24, 2016 Cal Edges Central Washington to Move to Championship Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Athletics Press Release: April 23, 2016 BERKELEY – The No. 2 Golden Bears edged No. 6 Central Washington, 14-13, Saturday on Witter Rugby Field in the national semifinals of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship. California (19-2) advances past the Wildcats (7-4) and into the final to face No. 1-ranked Brigham Young, who defeated No. 7 Arkansas State, 68-20, in Saturday’s second semifinal in Provo. The Varsity Cup national championship is set for Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. MT, televised live on NBCSN…

April 16, 2016 Cal Squeezes by Army to Varsity Cup Semi-finals Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Athletes Press Release: April 16, 2016 WEST POINT, N.Y. – The No. 2 Golden Bears earned a semifinal berth in the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championships with a 41-29, come-from-behind win over No. 11 Army Saturday on Warrior Field at the Anderson Rugby Complex. California (17-2) got six tries from five players, Russell Webb notching two tries and a conversion, and Harry Adolphus contributed three conversions (3-for-5) and a penalty kick (1-for-1). The Black Knights (9-5) notched five tries from five players, with Andrew…

April 11, 2016 Cal Beats Texas to begin Varsity Cup Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Athletics Press Release: April 9, 2016 BERKELEY – No. 2-ranked California has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship after shutting out Texas with 22 tries scored in Round 1 Saturday on Witter Rugby Field, where the Golden Bears also defeated Santa Clara, scoring 11 tries in a non-postseason matchup using a virtually all-freshman/sophomore lineup. Moving past the overmatched Longhorns, the Bears (16-2) will face Army in the Varsity Cup quarterfinals Saturday, April 16, in West Point, N.Y. The Black Knights…

April 4, 2016 Cal Versus Texas Varsity Cup Preview, Plus Santa Clara Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Athletics Press Release: April 4, 2016 BERKELEY –The No. 2 Golden Bears host Texas in Round 1 of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championships Saturday, April 9, at 12 p.m. on Witter Rugby Field, where California is poised to begin a national postseason run to culminate the spring 15s season. Following the California vs. Texas match, a frosh-soph set of Bears will host Santa Clara University at 2 p.m. in a non-postseason match. Admission to the Varsity Cup on Witter Rugby Field is…

March 31, 2016 NSCRO Men’s 15s Playoffs National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Press Release: March 31, 2016 Four Regional Championships and two Cup Qualifying events will be held this weekend as teams continue their quest towards one of the two NSCRO National Championships later this month. Medford, NJ  March 31, 2016 – In 2002, there were about 80 “East Coast” small college men’s teams competing for the NSCRO National title. Now, in 2016 there were more than 200 small college men’s teams with their sights aimed on the two upcoming national championships held by the National Small College Rugby…

March 31, 2016 Cal Seizes Axe In Win Over Standford Photo: Peter Fukumae Cal Athletics Press Release: March 30, 2016 STANFORD, Calif. – California and Stanford met Wednesday night to play for the Scrum Axe in Steuber Rugby Stadium, where a Golden Bears side comprised of nine freshman and sophomore starters were joined by eight more frosh-sophs off the bench in a 19-try victory over the Cardinal. The Bears (14-2, 5-0 PAC) got 11 of their tries from frosh-sophs, four from freshman starting scrumhalf Fawzi Kawash alone, with hat tricks recorded by Billy Maggs and William Fuller in the scoring column. “The…

March 26, 2016 Cal Beats Utah to Win PAC Rugby Conference Title Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Athletics Press Release: Sat, March 26, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY– California claimed its fourth straight PAC Rugby Conference championship in 15s Saturday with a 46-19 win Saturday over the Utes on McCarthey Field at the University of Utah. The Golden Bears (13-2, 5-0 PAC) scored eight tries, two apiece from centers Anthony Salaber and Jesse Milne, and added three conversions by flyhalf Russell Webb (3-for-8), while Utah (4-4, 3-2 PAC) got two tries from Chad Gough and three penalty kicks from Josh Weber (3-of-3…

March 24, 2016 Scholz and Sorensen Award Nominees Washington Athletic Club & Goff Rugby Report Press Release: March 24, 2016 “March 24, 2016 – The Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, Wash., in conjunction with Goff Rugby Report, will present the inaugural Rudy Scholz Award and MA Sorensen Award for the best Men’s and Women’s Division 1 College Rugby players in the country on June 11, 2016, and the nominees have been release. Two panels have submitted lists of nominees, and now the college rugby players around the country will be able to vote. College rugby teams are asked to convene…

March 20, 2016 Cal Bears Fall To UBC T-Birds Photo: Peter Fukumae Cal Athletics Press Release: Match 20, 2016 VANCOUVER, Canada – California was beaten Sunday by the undefeated British Columbia Thunderbirds, 50-3, ending the 2016 “World Cup” series. The Golden Bears (11-2, 3-0 PAC) could not get into a sustained rhythm against their formidable foes as the T-Birds (16-0) recorded seven tries and held Cal to one penalty kick, which was struck by fullback Harry Adolphus in the 14th minute. In weather conditions that were cool and calm but wet, the Bears knew they had to be precise. From…

March 15, 2016 Cal Travels For Key Rugby Match Against University of British Columbia Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Bears Press Release: March 14, 2016 Bears Seek Split in ‘World Cup’ Finale, Sunday 1 p.m. Decider at UBC, BERKELEY – The Golden Bears make their annual trek north of the border Sunday, March 20, to Vancouver, Canada, where California (11-0, 3-0 PAC) visits unbeaten British Columbia (15-0) for a 1 p.m. kickoff in Thunderbird Stadium to complete the “World Cup” series. Cal, which entered the 2016 “Cup” having won 11 of the last 15 series vs. UBC, is five points behind…

February 28, 2016 Cal Bears Beat UCLA To Share PAC Lead Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Bears Press Release: Feb. 27, 2016 “BERKELEY – A depleted Cal lineup continued to play valiantly, if not flawlessly, Saturday on Witter Rugby Field, beating UCLA, 37-3, to claim a share of the top spot in the PAC Rugby Conference. The Golden Bears (10-1, 3-0 PAC) got six tries from four players, two apiece by scrumhalf Nicklas Boyer and wing William Fuller, and added two conversions from Boyer (2-for-6) along with a penalty kick by his replacement, Fawzi Kawash (1-for-1). Bruins scrumhalf Yoh Nakayama put…

February 27, 2016 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup National Championship 2016 Varsity Cup Universities and United World Sports Release: February 26, 2016 2016 Varsity Cup Schedule Announcement “NEW YORK – The Varsity Cup Universities and United World Sports are pleased to announce the schedule for the fourth installment of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup National Championship. With the addition of collegiate rugby programs, many of which are perennial conference championships and post-season stalwarts, the field now consists of 16 schools. Unlike prior years, no teams will receive a first round bye, with the schedule featuring eight matches on the weekend of…

February 25, 2016 Nicholas Clapinson Becomes University of Pennsylvania Men’s Rugby Head Coach Photo: Nicholas Clapinson & Penn Logo University of Pennsylvania Men’s Rugby Press Release: Feb.25, 2016 “University of Pennsylvania Men’s Rugby are pleased to announce that Nicholas Clapinson has been appointed Head Coach of the men’s rugby program. A Montreal native, Clapinson played for Canada through age-grade and Senior level and also played in England for the Leicester Tigers and Waterloo Rugby Club in Liverpool. Following his playing career Clapinson was Executive Director of Rugby Quebec, coached Town of Mount Royal Rugby Club, Concordia University, Quebec U18, and…

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