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Chico State Men’s Rugby Club fights for national title

Team chemistry and bonds formed through countless games together made the Chico men's rugby team the brothers they are now. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava and Olyvia Simpson

May 3, 2019

Chico State’s Men's Rugby Club has done what no other alumni group has in Chico State history by securing their spot in the USA Rugby national playoff game. They will represent the Pacific Western Rugby Conference and face off against last year's champions, Dartmouth University, on Saturday, May...

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 club falls to Long Beach, ending season

Chico State rugby battles in a scrum against Stanford. Photo Courtesy: David Vargas

Noah Enns

April 15, 2018

The Chico State men's rugby club's season officially came to an end in Long Beach at the Spring Championship quarterfinal. The Wildcats lost to Long Beach State by a score of 36-28."I think we did a lot better than we did last year," said junior Matthew Mulholland. "We built upon our successes from last...

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