Humboldt State

HSU men remain on track for rugby playoffs


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The Humboldt State men’s rugby team won 54-8 at Monterey Bay on Saturday to remain on track for this year’s NSCRO playoffs.

The win was a good response to the previous weekend’s disappointing loss at home to Cal Maritime.

The Jacks’ depth was put to the test with a number of players beat up after the Maritime loss, and a recent recruiting push appears to be paying dividends.

“Our depth has improved as a team since we have had successful recruiting classes over the last two years,” assistant coach Vincent Celotto said. 

In particular, the Jacks had a good night with their lineouts, winning 16 of 18.

The HSU (3-1) men play at Sonoma State on Saturday, where a win will guarantee a spot in the Pacific West Regional tournament in Tuscon, AZ., in early April.

NSCRO is the National Small College Rugby Organization.

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