By Jeff Faraudo
Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 9:54 am in Rugby.
Cal’s rugby team, unbeaten and unchallenged through its first nine games, takes on the British Columbia Thunderbirds on Saturday in its “World Cup” series game at Treasure Island.
The teams will square off at 3 p.m. at Ray Sheeran Field at the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club.
The “World Cup” began in 1921 and continues as a home-and-home series that the Bears recently have ruled. Cal has won 12 of the past 15 series vs. UBC, including five years in a row.
The teams complete the two-game set March 25 at British Columbia.
Note: Fans planning to attend Saturday’s game should check to determine the status of a planned Bay Bridge westbound closure. Click here for more details on alternate routes to the game.
Meanwhile . . .
– BASEBALL: Cal opens its season Friday at home against Pacific, the first of a three-game weekend series at Evans Diamond. The Bears, no longer on the budget chopping block, are coming off a 38-23 campaign, punctuated by a trip to the 2011 College World Series. Check out our Bay Area college baseball preview.