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UCLA Rugby Loses Collegiate Rugby Championship to UC Berkeley, 31-7

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The Bruin rugby team has been a club sport since 1982, but the team has a proud history which dates back to 1934.


The UCLA Rugby team may only be a club team, but most rugby teams are. It doesn't change the fact that the UCLA Rugby team had the opportunity to play for the Collegiate Rugby Championship today against three-time defending champ UC Berkeley.

The Bruin rugby team had a great season by all measures. They were 17-3 in the regular season and they entered the Collegiate Rugby Championship tournament as the top seed overall.

Unfortunately, those three losses all came at the hands of one team: UC Berkeley.

Cal led by only 7-0 with about 6 minutes to play, but the Bears scored with about 5 minutes to play to make the score 14-0 and they added another score about a minute later to make the score 19-0 Bears.

UCLA finally scored with about 2 minutes to go to close the lead to 19-7 when Seb Sharpe scored his 5th try of the CRC.

But, the Bruins were not able to score again as Cal came right back and scored again to make the score 24-7 Bears. Berkeley added one more score as time expired to make the final 31-7.

The win earned the Bears their fourth-straight title.

Go Bruins.