Arizona Stands In Way Of Cal 6th Straight Pac 7s

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The PAC-12 gets a little rugby weekend this November with the PAC Rugby Conference 7s, and you might be forgiven for thinking this is a two-team race.

Cal will be looking for its sixth straight conference 7s title at at Kino Stadium in Tucson, AZ. Arizona, which lost by a point in the final of the Silicon Valley Collegiate Fall Classic, has ideas, too.

Kyle Rogers once again captains the Wildcats with vice captain Ben Joseph, and Dante Weeks, Ryan Hudson, and Jonah Eldridge round out a veteran team.

"We have had successful tournaments, but have finished 2nd best," said Arizona head coach Sean Duffy. "While we've rotated our players in those events, this will be our top side and I'm excited to see what this group can do."

Cal, meanwhile, has run out a team of freshmen and sophomores this fall and gone 11-1.

Some of those youngsters - Keanu Andrade, Seth Purdey, Marcus Shankland, Thomas Spradling, and Christian Dyer - return. But some more veteran leadership, including the likes of Jake Goena and Tgomas Robles, make this a new-look team.
"The upperclassmen in this travel squad are somewhat green in competition readiness, but it is a long season and we need to regulate their competition minutes," said Cal head coach Jack Clark.. "It will be important for the underclassmen to show improvement from the investment of playing the last two outings and for the upperclassmen to show the way."

Utah is fully expected to bring an exciting and dangerous team, while Arizona State is a team that could surprise just about anyone.

UCLA remains a team that makes plays in 7s, and after a somewhat difficult 2016-17 season, the Bruins could be back near the top this year.

Pool A: Cal, Utah, Arizona State

Pool B: Arizona, USC, UCLA, Stanford

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