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Chico State men’s rugby going to nationals

The Chico State rugby team hoist up head coach Lucas Bradbury after the win against Cal State Long Beach on Sunday. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 22, 2019

For the first time in Chico State history, the men’s rugby club has earned a spot in the national championship game. “The boys were clearly prepared to put their bodies on the line for a victory, we started to chase the win this weekend,” head coach Lucas Bradbury said. The Wildcats were...

Chico State men’s rugby make final-four

A fight for the ball during a lineout between Chico State and the University of Kansas. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

April 20, 2019

In what wound up being a physical game, even by rugby's standards, the Chico State men's rugby team grounded the University of Kansas 24-7. The game was a defensive battle at the beginning as neither team let the other impose their gameplan for very long. It took until the 32nd minute of the first...

Confident ‘Cats back in rugby playoffs

Rugby players J.P. McKinley and Charlie Brennan  hope to continue the team's long-running winning streak. Photo credit: Lee Masten

Lee Masten

April 2, 2014

The 2014 Chico State rugby team move into the playoffs for the second consecutive year. The defending 2013 Pacific West Rugby Conference champions are currently 5-1 and are at it again to earn the title of the Best of the West. It hasn’t been an easy road for the team, as the opponent on the pitch isn&...

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