M-A Boys Varisty A at Lamorinda: February 29, 2020
Rodents 12 - Bears 12
M-A Bears Boys played our second game in the premier division away at the perennial powerhouse and former national champion Lamorinda Rodents in Orinda, California. A hard-fought match ending in a tie 12-12. Playing on a pitch with short end zones as well as an unorthodox placement of the posts, resulting in confusion and scrumhalf Thomas Taufui crossing the line to dot the ball behind posts to have the 5 pointer disallowed. A tough end to a well-fought game, but a tremendous learning experience against one of the top clubs in the country. Props Tane Fehoko and Afa Sanft both scored tries with strong games and conversion by Seti Latu who controlled the backline from the #10 position.
M-A Boys Varsity A vs Danville Oaks at Cal:
February 22, 2020
Oaks 43 - Bears 6
M-A Bears Boys traveled to U.C. Berkeley to play nationally ranked Danville Oaks on Witter Rugby Field for our season opener. The game was played before Cal, the top rugby program in the country, played their rival University of British Columbia. Early contenders for another national championship, the Oaks played an efficient and well-executed game of rugby with the Bears falling to the mighty Oaks 5-43. Tremendous effort by the Bears who never gave up, and strong performances in the forwards from co-captains Uate Uhila and Dominic Paga as well as Alex Tautuaa (player of the game) and Petelo Vatuvei.
M-A Boys Varsity A vs San Mateo at St. Mary’s College: February 15, 2020
Bears 34 - Wolverines 25
M-A Bears Boys traveled to Moraga to scrimmage San Mateo. The scrimmage was held on the beautiful campus of St. Mary’s by the Gaels coaching staff who hosted the Bears and Wolverines. Following the game, he provided sandwiches and a tour of the campus. Many of the boys stayed to watch top-ranked St. Mary’s play rival BYU. Strong performances from Eric Stuart and Seth Carlisle.
UC Santa Cruz: January 12, 2020
M-A Bears Boys traveled to U.C. Santa Cruz to train on campus and play a controlled scrimmage against the college side. The Banana Slugs have picturesque grass fields overlooking the Monterey Bay and nestled in a campus surrounded by redwood trees. The team provided pizza and a tour of the campus which was a great experience for our players.