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Chico State Men’s Rugby Club fights for national title

Chico State Men’s Rugby Club fights for national title

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

May 3, 2019


Filed under Sports

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, Ma...

Men’s Rugby Going to Nationals and Artist Makes Phoenix Out of Keys on the Orion Newscast 4/24/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under News, Newscasts, Showcase, Visuals

This week on #TheOrionNewscast: The Chico State Men's Rugby team is going to the national championship for the first time in the program's history. The Orion was given the opportunity to sit down with Jessie Mercer, these weeks featured artist to talk about a project she's working on with the keys...

Chico State men’s rugby make final-four

Chico State men’s rugby make final-four

Ricardo Tovar

April 20, 2019


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

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...

Chico State men’s rugby defeats Stanford 66-19 to advance to championship Sunday

Chico State men’s rugby defeats Stanford 66-19 to advance to championship Sunday

Andrew Baumgartner

March 31, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The No. 1 ranked Chico State men's rugby team defeated Stanford 66-19 Saturday afternoon thanks to the teams execution of their game plan. The last time Chico State faced Stanford they beat them 34-14 in Palo Alto, with a 26-0 run to end the game for the Wildcats, according to pacwestrugby.com. Saturday's...

Women’s rugby rising to the top of the nation at Chico State

Women’s rugby rising to the top of the nation at Chico State

Noah Enns

February 20, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Chico Women’s Rugby Club is off to an undefeated start to their season. The Wildcats currently rank number one in the nation for the spring semester.This year’s team is on track to match what the 2001 team did: Win a national championship. The women’s club is currently 5-0 on th...

Life after the scrum

Life after the scrum

Jordan Jarrell

May 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The Chico State Women's Rugby team will lose six of their senior members next season. Though these members are important to their club, they are looking forward to what lies ahead in the coming years. I sat down and got the blitz on what's ahead for seniors Stephanie Keel-Moore and Makayla Hopkins. Li...

Men’s rugby team is more than just another team

Men’s rugby team is more than just another team

Carlos Islas

April 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

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 is one of the most successful clubs on campus and has made the Pacific Western Rugby Conference playoffs ...

Win over Stanford gives women’s rugby team new confidence (full gallery)

Carlos Islas

February 26, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

In a game against their rival, the Chico State women’s rugby team won its biggest game of the season when they beat Stanford University 36-17 at home on Feb. 13. The win improves the Wildcats' record to 1-3 and moves them into third place in the Pacific Mountain West division. In previous meetings...

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

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

Dylan Wakefield

March 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 West Conference with major wins in March over Stanford and University of Nevada, Reno, which put...

Saturday’s match against Stanford Postponed

Sharon Martin

February 7, 2014


Filed under Sports

The rugby match between Chico State and Stanford has been postponed due to weather. The game has been rescheduled for some time in March. More details about the rescheduled match will be released later in the semester.Sharon Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @SharonBMartin on Twitter. ...

Former football players tackle rugby

Former football players tackle rugby

Ryan Grady

January 29, 2014


Filed under Sports

Football and rugby are both aggressive, high-energy and intense sports. It’s no surprise former football players seem to make an impression on the rugby field. For three Chico State Wildcats, the transition from football to rugby took some time, but has been successful. Juniors J.W. Davis, an agricultural business major, Bra...

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