Gaels Open Up 2018 With A Bang

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Saint Mary's defeated Central Washington 73-5 in Moraga, CA, on Saturday in the second game of CWU's California tour, showing the rest of the country that the Gaels are ready for another serious run in D1A.

Saint Mary's opened the scoring on its home field, with Sean Yacoubian breaking through for a try and Anthony Rodriguez notching two for a 17-0 lead.

The Gaels got another try from Yacoubian, which was followed by Tommy Wallace and Tevite Lopeti leading SMC on a torrid final 10 minutes of the first half. That period was capped when flyhalf Mike McCarthy lofted a kick over the top that Aaron Matthews ran under to make it 41-0 at the break.


Several of the more well-known names on the Saint Mary's team, including Vili Helu, McCarthy, Matthews, Ronan Murphy, and Ethan Waller were more involved in setting up scores. But they got some tries, too. Matthews opened the second half with his second, and Helu got one of his own. Francois Pieterse, Tom Brusati, Derek Ellingston, and Wallace all touched down to make it 73-0 before the Wildcats scored their only try.

The tries came thick and fast for Saint Mary's as CWU became somewhat frustrated and lost its shape. Playing with confidence born in part out of a series of preseason games, the Gaels had numbers to spare on just about every break.

Eagles Battle Inconsistency, Defeat Brazil

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After a somewhat scattered effort, the USA Men’s 15s national team moved to 4-0 in the Americas Rugby Championship with a 43-16 defeat of Brazil in Sao Paulo.

Eagles Must Look To Avoid Traps In Brazil

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Estadio Martins Pereira in São Jose Dos Campos, Brazil plays host to the USA and Brazil in Saturday's Americas Rugby Championship game, and despite the teams' relative records, this is a risky game for the Eagles.

No Backing Down: Life Hosts Davenport

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After a long winter Davenport finally gets to play a Mid-South Conference game, and will start off the so-called spring season at Life University.

OMBAC At Belmont Shore In Battle For The Top Of PRP

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Two undefeated teams meet up 3pm on the campus of Cal State Long Beach as Belmont Shore hosts OMBAC.

SFGG, Life West Choose Sides For PRP Round 3

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After a 2-0 start in the Pacific Rugby Premiership, San Francisco Gold Gate will take on a somewhat wounded and always dangerous Life West in Round 3 Saturday at 3pm on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay.

Olympic Club, Santa Monica Look For First Victory

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The Olympic Club and Santa Monica have named their lineups to face off in Round 3 of the Pacific Rugby Premiership Saturday afternoon in San Francisco.

After Statement Win, Gaels Want More

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Saint Mary's put an early stamp on its 2017-18 college season with a dominant win over BYU last week, but more challenges are coming the Gaels' way.

Life Women Put Out Welcome Mat For Capital Selects

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The Life University women's team had to battle for an ugly 12-5 win over the Atlanta Harlequins last week, and that's exactly what head coach Rosalind Chou has been looking to see from her team.

Men’s College Preview & Picks: Are More Surprises In Store This Weekend?

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There has been no shortage of unpredictable results this season, but perhaps none was more stunning than BYU's margin of defeat to Saint Mary's last week.

Men's College Player Of The Week: Payton Talea-Ilalio, Saint Mary's

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The success of Saint Mary's begins and ends with the scrum, and at the fulcrum of that, is prop Payton Telea-Ilalio.