Men’s rugby returns to Westwood with UCLA hosting the 2018 Dennis Storer Classic.
Freshman center John Bickel runs down the field with the ball as San Diego players attempt to tackle him to gain possession of the ball.
Junior transfer Niall Yore wipes his face during a break in the game.
The UCLA team aims to get a try. A try occurs when the player touches the ball to the ground with downward pressure in the opponent’s in-goal area.
Yore recovers after running the ball downfield for the Bruins.
San Diego defenders scramble to break a strong UCLA offensive run.
Senior scrum half Yoh Nakayama muscles past a tackle with eyes on scoring.
Sophomore hooker Daniel Geremia hops over San Diego players as they try to pull him to the ground.
Teammates try to get ahold of the ball as Nakayama is tackled to the ground.
Geremia marches through the San Diego defense while holding onto possession of the ball.
Gameplay restarts with a scrum as both teams huddle to try to retrieve the ball that has been passed underneath them.
Nakayama slips past the San Diego defense as they try to tackle him.
A UCLA player braces for a tackle and prepares for a ruck, during which the other team can only move the ball with their feet to gain possession.
Yore maintains possession of the ball while his teammates help defend him from San Diego's defensive line.