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New Zealand makes history at Rugby 7s World Cup

New Zealand makes history at Rugby 7s World Cup

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

August 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

The New Zealand men’s and women’s All Blacks team made history on Saturday and Sunday by becoming the first teams to win back-to-back World Rugby Cup Championships. The men’s side defeated England 33-12 on Sunday while the women retained the title they won back in 2013 in Moscow by shutting out ...

Rugby World Cup comes to San Francisco

Rugby World Cup comes to San Francisco

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

In less than one month, AT&T Park in San Francisco will play host to the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens. Previously held in Moscow, Russia, the Rugby World Cup Sevens serves as the pinnacle of achievement for rugby teams around the world. The World Rugby Organization awarded San Francisco and the...

Eagles win big in USA Sevens, Las Vegas

Eagles win big in USA Sevens, Las Vegas

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

For the past three years, the USA Men’s Rugby team never made it past the semifinal round in the USA Sevens Rugby tournament in Las Vegas. That all changed on March 4, when the team shutout Argentina 28-0 to win their second CUP Final. Led by team captain Ben Pinkleman, the team entered Sunday’s...

Best rugby teams in the world meet in South Bay

Best rugby teams in the world meet in South Bay

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

The first annual Silicon Valley Sevens International Rugby Tournament was held on Nov. 4 to 5 at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Thousands of attendees watched several of the best rugby teams in the world prepare for the international season. Teams included the United States, Canada, Fiji, Samoa,...

Gladiators take over campus

Gladiators take over campus

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

March 19, 2015


Filed under Photo Galleries, Showcase, Sports

Despite originating in England in the 1800s, most Americans, and people in general for that matter, know very little about the game of rugby. Imagine the physicality of football minus the pads with a bigger ball. Then add the endurance needed to play soccer, some rule differences and there you have it...

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