The week started for Mustang rugby in Las Vegas Thursday Morning with a tough loss in a 7’s match against Bowling Green State University. The next 7’s match took place midday against UCSB that served Cal Poly with another very close loss. The afternoon game against Texas Tech gave the Mustangs a good first win of the day.
Fridays 7’s matches gave the Mustangs a chance to redeem themselves and they took it. The team was matched up against four solid 7’s programs and they were able to win all of the games and end the tournament with a winning record and took home the Plate in the tourney.
The sevens tournament in Las Vegas served as a qualifier for a single spot in the nationally televised sevens tournament that will be taking place in Philadelphia, Pa in June.
The Mustangs played a number of 15’s games this weekend as well. On Saturday the Mustangs matched up against a very tough BYU program. They were defeated 68-8 by the 2009 national champion Cougars.
After a long week the Mustangs also matched up a mixed squad against ASU who is another program that will be participating in the CPL this year. With many injuries during and before the game the Mustangs went down 45-12.
Cal Poly’s 2nd side defeated both ASU and UofA’s second side teams with convincing wins.