Red Wolves Rugby falls to California 83-37 in Big Four

Palo Alto, CA ( - Arkansas State fell to 24-time national champion California 83-37 in the semifinals of the USA Rugby National Championship Tournament.

Despite taking an early 3-0 lead, Matt Huckaby's Red Wolves simply had no answer to the wave after wave of attack mounted by the Bears.

Virtually every player on the California team looked dangerous with the ball in hand.

ASU missed way too many tackles and try as they might, the Red Wolves couldn't plug the holes that Cal opened up.

Eightman Danny Barrett was among Cal's standouts scoring two tries and causing major headaches for ASU each time he touched the ball. Colin Hawley and Seamus Kelly also had big games for the Bears.

Cal will play BYU for the 5th straight season for the national championship on Saturday. Arkansas State finishes their season 8-2 with their best showing since becoming a Division 1 team.