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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Opening Kick

Opening Kick is a segment devoted to bringing you all Eagles and U.S.A. Rugby news in one location. It is brought to you everyday by Rugby Marketplace, your independent rugby store

National Teams:

We look back at the Eagles home matches in the summer of 2015 and how they stacked up off the pitch.

Pat Clifton checks in with Taku Ngwenya while Alex Goff talks with U-20s 7s coach Paul Holmes.

AJ MacGinty has made Rugby World's players to watch list at the World Cup.

At least one ARU official can see the U.S. potentially joining Super Rugby.

The latest Red, White, and Black Eye podcast is out discussing the Eagles-Wallabies match.

The USA Falcons, Maple Leafs, Northeast Academy, Denver, and Tiger Rugby are just a few of the teams set to play in the Halloween 7s.

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We check in on how some rugby players are doing in American football.

West Point will have three of their matches streamed this fall.

This Is Ohio Rugby notes that the Rookie Rugby Cleveland Fall League is starting and that Ohio State held a high school 7s camp.

This Is Texas Rugby has a look at the Texas College Cup, which starts this weekend.

80 college women players recently attended a camp in Eastern Pennsylvania. Additionally, Sacred Heart is making the jump from NSCRO to DI.

The Brumbies have been in the U.S. holding camps, including in New Jersey.


Prop Jason Marshall is out of the World Cup with injury. Jake Ilnicki has been called up in his place.


Brett Gosper has said that South Africa or Italy could host the 2019 World Cup if Japan doesn't provide reassurances.

Like the U.S. and other teams it looks like Australia will be rotating their squad during mismatched matches at the World Cup.

If Japan are forced to withdraw from Super Rugby the Southern Kings might have to withdraw as well.

World Rugby is reiterating their commitment to funding Tier II countries

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