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

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).



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's Sports on TV listings.

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