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The rugby team has made the Pacific Western Rugby Conference playoffs four years in a row. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Men’s rugby team is more than just another team

Carlos Islas // April 29, 2016

As the oldest club sport team on campus, dating back to 1918, the Chico State men’s rugby team has left a long-standing legacy of excellence, friendship and a strong sense of family. The rugby team...

Jeff McKinley, left, slips through two defenders in a game on Feb. 14 against San Jose State. The mens rugby team is 6-1 for the season and is ranked No. 2 in the Pacific West Conference. Photo courtesy of Jeff McKinley.

Men’s rugby breaks away from pack, secures playoff spot

Dylan Wakefield // March 28, 2015

The Chico State men's rugby team has clawed its way to a successful season, locking in the second place spot for playoffs set to take place in April.The team made its way into the No. 2 spot in the Pacific...

The rugby team skirmishing during its preseason. Photo credit: Brandon Foster

Veteran squad primed for play

Ryan Grady // September 1, 2014

The 2014-2015 Chico State men's rugby team welcomes back 14 starters in a game played with 15. "It's good to have all these veterans out here," senior Charlie Brennan said. "We also have good depth in...

Chico State rugby captain Charlie Brennan competes in a match earlier this season. Photo credit: Salahadin Albutti

Rugby team suffers loss against Stanford University

Lee Masten // May 7, 2014

Although they were decimated with injuries and had to rely on rookie talent, the Chico State rugby team found its way into the playoffs and all the way to the finals for the Pacific West Rugby Conference...

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