Golden Nuggets: Cal Rugby Captures Inaugural PAC Rugby Conference Title

Jack Clark and the Bears captured the inaugural PAC Rugby championship after defeating Utah 51-29 on Saturday. Cal outscored its opponents 372-72 in conference play and 1283-128 overall.

Cal defeated conference rival Utah 51-29 to secure the inaugural PAC Rugby title. To Utah's credit, that was the most points surrendered by Cal this year.

In its first Homecoming on Witter Rugby Field since 2010, top-ranked California put in a controlled performance and scored seven tries to defeat Utah, 51-24, Saturday afternoon in front of a large crowd despite Spring Break for Cal students, clinching the inaugural PAC Rugby Conference title.
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Saturday was also a high-school reunion for both captains, Cal outside center Seamus Kelly and Utah flanker Mike Juszczak, teammates at Xavier High School in New York City whose former team also enjoyed the contest from the bleachers during their spring tour of Northern California.

"It's something special to play in front of this crowd with my high school here today," said Kelly. "Utah has a talented group and I'm happy we could get this win in front of our fans."

Cal hosts its regular season finale against Saint Mary's on April 13th before embarking on a couple postseason tournaments.

Cal's will compete in the postseason at the Varsity Cup, in which the Bears face Notre Dame in an April 20 super-regional showdown at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The higher-seeded winner between that outcome and that of the Navy-Dartmouth super-regional will host a semifinal April 27, giving Cal and its fans one more possible home game in the postseason followed by the championship on May 4 in Provo, Utah.

After the Varsity Cup, Cal will travel to the Collegiate Rugby Championship 7s June 1-2 in Philadelphia.

A 7s championship would be a fine cherry on the top of this spectacular sundae of a season.


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