Men's Rugby

Saint Mary’s College has an outstanding college rugby program that has performed at consistently high levels throughout its years in USA Division 1. Each year, Dozens of young men venture onto the grounds of Pat Vincent Field with aspirations of championship play. Participants are well aware of the responsibility to uphold the long standing traditions of Gael Rugby.


News and Highlights

October 24, 

Day 1 of West Coast Sevens:

SMC 28- UCSB 0
SMC 21- SDSU 12
SMC 0- U of A 5

The Gaels started day 2 tournament off with a Quarter-final match up against UCLA 31-7, and then beat a tough ASU team in a close Semi-final battle 17-14.

Day 2 of West Coast Sevens: 

Cup OFs: SMC 31- UCLA 7
Cup SFs: SMC 17- ASU 14
Cup Finals: SMC 14- U of A 19 

Goff Rugby Report | By: Alex Goff 
In the final, Arizona worked the ball impressively and ran out to a 14-0 lead. Saint Mary’s got into penalty trouble - at one point being down to five players - and Arizona held on 1912. Click here for a summary of the tournament


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October 21, 2016

Treasure Island Tournament and Interview with Kevin O’Connor

By: Christian Portillo

MORAGA, CALIF. - After placing second in the first leg of the 6th Annual West Coasts Sevens Tournament in San Luis Obispo two weeks ago, Saint Mary’s will be on the pitch again this weekend as part of the SFGG sponsored tournament at Treasure Island. Click here to read more and Kevin's interview


October 13, 2016

West Coast Sevens releases pools and schedule for Treasure Island October 22-23
Rugby 7’s Magazine: Dustin Rosen 

“The 2016 West Coast Sevens kicked off the Collegiate Rugby 7s Season last weekend in San Luis Obispo, CA featuring some of the Top Teams in the Nation.  As expected, great Rugby was on display throughout the day. You can see the full recap of that Tournament here. Furthermore, you can find the preview of that Tournament, and the History of West Coast Sevens here. 
Now in its 6th year, West Coast Sevens looks to have a Second Tournament for the first time ever. On October 22nd-23rd, West Coast Sevens will kick off the highly anticipated Tournament in Treasure Island, San Francisco CA. The Tournament will feature an additional 6 Teams to the mix, making it a 16 Team Tournament. The New Teams that look to shake things up are as followed: Utah, Air Force, Arizona, SF State, WWU and USD. With the addition of these new Teams, it is clear that this Tournament conceivably holds the most competitive Teams for a 7s Tournament since the Olympics.”
Read more here 

SMC vs. UCSB | Oct. 22 | 10:40pm | Treasure Island, CA 
SMC vs. SDSU | Oct. 22 | 12:20pm | Treasure Island, CA 
SMC vs. Arizona | Oct. 22 | 3:00pm | Treasure Island, CA 

*Sunday Oct. 23 TBA


October 8, 2016

2016 West Coast Sevens 

SMC vs. GCU | Oct. 8 | 11:40pm | San Luis Obispo, CA | W 26-7
SMC vs. UC Davis | Oct. 8 | 12:40pm | San Luis Obispo, CA | W 26-10

Cup Semi Finals: Saint Mary’s 10 UCLA 7
Cup Final: Cal 38 Saint Mary’s 5

West Coast Sevens Tournament Recap

Goff Rugby Report: Alex Goff 
"In the first major college 7s tournament in California this season, 12 teams were slated to play, however USC received a suspension just days before the event and could not participate.

Cal, Saint Mary's, UCLA, and Arizona State all won their pools. Cal won fairly comfortably over ASU in the semis, while Saint Mary's edged UCLA 10-7 in a nailbiter."
Read more here 

October 4, 2016

Rugby Sevens Magazine | By: Dustin Rosen 

"This Saturday the 6th Annual West Coast Sevens looks to kick off the 2016-2017 Collegiate Rugby 7s Season in Beautiful and “Happy” San Luis Obispo, CA.  The notability of this Tournament has continued to rise each year, and has become a Pinnacle Tournament in the Qualification Process for Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) and USA College 7s National Championship."

Saint Mary’s – #2 Seed
Your 2016 USA College 7s National Champions have quite the privilege this year, as all 7 starters from last year will stay on the squad. 3rd Year Coach of the Sevens Program, Joe Reavey stated “Our Top 9 players can be play makers or distribute well at any time.” He continued “anything less than a 100% winning percentage at the end of the tournament is unacceptable. We’d be devastated if we lost one game. The players all hold each other to a high standard and everyone is together at Saint Mary’s.”

Click here to read the full article


September 8, 2016

Saint Mary’s opens the season ranked No. 3 in Preseason D1A Top 20

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