Life vs California - Collegiate Rugby Championship

Men’s Pool C, Life v. Cal: Two minutes in, the five-time-champion Cal Golden Bears broke through the Running Eagles’ defense by way of Marcus Shankland for the 5–0 lead. Cal’s second try put Cal in control of this clash of rugby blue bloods. Just before the end of the half, Troy Lockyear was sent to the sin bin, giving Harley Wheeler the space he needed for Life’s first five points of the match.

In the second half, the Golden Bears moved back in front by two scores when Christian Dyer turned strong pressure and great attacking position into points. An indescribably thrilling exchange of possessions and chaos paved the way for Life’s second score with just under two minutes to go, coming by way of George Phelan. The conversion pulled the Running Eagles within five. As the bell rung, Life’s talismanic Harley Wheeler crossed for the leveler. The conversion from just to the left of the post was on the mark for Life’s win at the death. On full time, Life 19, Cal 17.