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With two whole weeks off after its season-ending victory over Saint Mary’s, Cal rugby has had plenty of time to reflect on the monumental task that awaits it: claiming its first officially recognized Division I-A rugby national title since 2011. The first step on that journey to glory comes this Saturday at noon against Central Washington in the West Region National Semifinals.

The Bears won the invitational Varsity Cup in 2016 and 2017, a tournament that was viewed as a national championship by some but is not officially recognized as a national title by USA Rugby. They played in two consecutive national championships in 2018 and 2019, losing both to Life University. The first was a devastating 60-5 blowout, and the second was a 29-26 heartbreaker that went down to the final minutes.,54139317.html