Let’s not beat around the bush here. Walking around campus, it is almost impossible not to notice those toned legs, massive thighs, and boy-oh-boy those short shorts. Yes, we’re talking about the Rugby guys; the Sport Club Rugby Team. Why short shorts? Is it just a Rugby tradition? Is it to show their fitness? That might have something to do with it, but in the sport of Rugby more fabric reduces an athlete’s flexibility. And, don’t worry about teasing the Rugby guys about it. They are all about the short shorts!
How is it that the team stays so fit? This year the team has a new coach (Rugby lingo: 7s Coach). He’s got the team doing stuff like flipping 750 lbs tires, incorporating wrestling, and most importantly, providing a nutrition program. “The difference speaks for itself as we are a lot more conditioned then we were last year,” says Ari Flink (sweeper) 2nd year.
The new fitness regimen is paying dividends. Our Rugby Sport Club team won 4 of 4 games at Sac State Sevens National Qualifying Tournament! For most of us who don’t know Rugby talk, this was a HUGE deal! The tournament invited the best Cal State Universities to claim the title for best Cal State team. And Aztecs dominated! Sonoma State 26-5 , Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 27-7, Cal State Fullerton 43-0, Sac State FINAL 28-12.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo was their biggest competition. The score was 5-7 at half time with SLO in the lead. SDSU came back with a vengeance and ended the game with a score of 27-7. Winning this tournament qualified our team for the national championships which is taking place near the end of the school year.
Good luck at Nationals!
Keep killing it boys!
Article by: Reyanne Mustafa