Yeah. We know.
Cal's on top of the College Premier Divsion table. The rugby team is used to being a chart topper.
But it's the players that are responsible for the Golden Bears, um, golden touch. Modesty prevents most Cal ruggers from claiming the spotlight for themselves, but the media and fans still clamor for the names and numbers behind the victories.
When you tally up the numbers for the first two weeks of the CPD season, Cal's players take the top honors in tries touched down, conversions booted and total points scored.
The Division's leading scorers include:
4- Derek Asbun, Senior flanker, Cal
4- Sean Gallinger, Senior center, Cal
3- Blaine Scully, Senior wing, Cal
3- Thomas Rooke, Senior flanker, Cal
3- Garrett Lambert, Life University
3- Cameron Dolan, Life University
3- Tim Stanfill, Central Washington
3- David Caswell, Arkansas State
3- Brendan Cox, Colorado
3- Jordan Bellinger, Claremont
15- James Bailes, Senior flyhalf, Cal
8- Alex Aronson, Junior flyhalf, Cal
7- Antoine Blanchet, Life University
6- Matt Bulkley, Arizona State
6- Carson Cleveland, Air Force
5- Will Holder, Army
5- Garrett Brewer, St Mary’s
5- Aaron Lee, Central Washington
5- David Caswell, Arkansas State
40- James Bailes, Cal
28- David Caswell, Arkansas State
22- Carson Cleveland, Air Force
21- Gareth Willatt, Ohio State
20- Derek Asbun, Cal
20- Sean Gallinger, Cal
18- Will Holder, Army
18- Matt Bulkley, Arizona State
17- Ryan Hamilton, Central Washington
17- Antoine Blanchet, Life University
James Bailes successfully converted 7 of 11 tries in the Bears' match against San Diego State University and 8 of 10 against UC Davis. For second-half reliever Alex Aronson, the breakdown was 3-of-4 and 5-of-6. Bailes also dotted down a try in each of the matches.
Derek Asbun's four tries were all earned in the SDSU game, while Sean Gallinger divided his two-apiece in each contest.
Blaine Scully and Tom Rooke each scored hat tricks in the match against the Aggies.