Cal Rugby at the Collegiate Rugby Championship 7s Saturday Open Thread

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Pool play continues for the Bears after they destroyed Virginia Tech 45-7 on Friday night. Can the Bears advance to the championship round again?

TV: Sat. NBC live 12-1:30 p.m. PT, Comcast Sportsnet California taped 4:30-6:30 p.m. PT (CSNCA channel finder), NBC Sports Network taped 8-9:30 p.m. PT (NBCSN channel finder); Sun. NBC Sports Network live 11 a.m.-1 p.m. PT and NBC live 1-3 p.m. PT (listings guide)

Rugby 7s is the format of rugby that will be played at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Bears, for the first time, finally have a year round preparation for Rugby 7s this year after years of dominating the scene in the standard Rugby 15 (or Rugby Union).

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Friday's game can be watched below. The Cal game starts at around the 22 minute mark.


Here are the scoring and the lineup for the 45-7 Victory over Virginia Tech:

The Scoring Timeline vs. Virginia Tech:

02:00 Jake Anderson 5, Harry Adolphus 2

04:00 Harry Adolphus 5, 2

05:00 Josh Tucker 5

07:00 Seamus Kelly 5, Jake Anderson 2

Halftime Score: California 26, Virginia Tech 0

08:00 Andrew Battaglia 5

11:00 Josh Tucker 5, Jake Anderson 2

13:00 Virginia Tech (Paul Caron) 5, 2

14:00 Andre Coquillard 5, Jake Anderson 2

Final Score: California 45, Virginia Tech 7

The Team vs. Virginia Tech:

1. Barrett, 2. Harrington, 3. Kelly (c), 4. Boyer, 5. Anderson, 6. Adolphus, 7. Tucker
Replacements: Battaglia, Chehade, Coquillard, A. Salaber

The Bears enter Saturday's resumption of pool play atop Pool C at 1-0 with a +38 points differential, followed by second-place Kutztown, which defeated Temple, 33-5, on Friday. Cal faces Kutztown at 2:12 p.m. ET/11:12 a.m. PT in a head-to-head showdown Saturday before playing Temple at 5:48 p.m. ET to end pool play, with that final match against the Owls airing during the NBC Sports Network telecast, which runs from 8-9:30 p.m. PT

Action at the CRC is scheduled to culminate Sunday with the championship final at 2:29 p.m. PT on NBC. Earlier Saturday action at the CRC airs live on NBC (12-1:30 p.m. PT) and taped on Comcast Sportsnet California (4:30-6:30 p.m. PT, channel finder); to confirm those listings and Sunday coverage (11 a.m.-1 p.m. PT live on NBC Sports Network and 1-3 p.m. PT live on NBC), visit SFGate.com's Sports on TV listings.

This is a golden opportunity to catch Cal Rugby on TV.

GO BEARS!

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