Cal Rugby CRC 7s Championship Round Open Thread

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Finally, Cal Rugby will look to capture the elusive CRC 7s Championship for the first time in history. No.1 Seed Bears are back in the Championship round, 3 wins away from a title. Their quest starts witha Pac-12 matchup against Arizona. GO BEARS!

CRC Programming Info:

TV: NBC Sports Network live 11 a.m.-1 p.m. PT, NBC live 1-3 p.m. PT

Twitter Update: @CalVarsityRugby

Sunday's Schedule: Quarterfinal vs. Arizona, 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT, Semifinal Cal/UA winner vs. Dartmouth/UCLA winner 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT, Final 5:29 p.m. ET/2:29 p.m. PT

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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On Saturday:

The Golden Bears qualified as the No. 1 seed Saturday at PPL Park for Sunday's championship round of the Collegiate Rugby Championship, taking the top spot in Pool C and earning the top seed with the largest points total in the 20-team field thanks to a 10-5 victory over Kutztown that was followed by a 55-0 win against Temple.

Interestingly, the Bears rested some key starters in the blowout win over Temple. It just goes to show how good the Kutztown squad may be.

The Scoring Timeline vs. Kutztown

04:00 Kutztown (Jamie Gregory) 5

Halftime Score: Kutztown 5, California 0

10:00 Jake Anderson 5

12:00 Seamus Kelly 5

Final Score: California 10, Kutztown 5

The Team vs. Kutztown:

1. Barrett, 2. Harrington, 3. Kelly (c), 4. Webb, 5. Anderson, 6. Battaglia, 7. Tucker
Replacements: Barrientes

The Scoring Timeline vs. Temple:

01:00 Andrew Battaglia 5, Jake Anderson 2

02:00 Jake Anderson 5

04:00 Andre Coquillard 5

06:00 Patrick Barrientes 5

Halftime Score: California 22, Temple 0

08:00 Jake Anderson 5, 2

10:00 Nicklas Boyer 5

11:00 Danny Barrett 5, Russell Webb 2

12:00 Nicklas Boyer 5, Russell Webb 2

14:00 Brad Harrington 5, Russell Webb 2

Final Score: California 55, Temple 0

The Team vs. Temple:

1. Coquillard, 2. Battaglia, 3. Chehade, 4. Boyer, 5. Salaber, 6. Barrientes, 7. Anderson
Replacements: Chehade, Webb, Harrington

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

GO BEARS!
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