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Friday, September 18, 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

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National Teams:

The Eagles have named their starting line-up to face Samoa and it only has one change from the team that took on Australia. Hayden Smith comes on for Cam Dolan.

The Red, White, and Black Eye podcast caught up with Phil Thiel for an interview. Thiel was also profiled by The Guardian's Martin Pengelly.

The World Cup of course begins today. We offer our predictions and ask if the Eagles need a strong performance to secure their future.

Americas Rugby News offers their predictions for the first round.

The U.S. 7s team is in camp preparing for the start of the season. Director of Rugby Alex Magleby is out observing the action.

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The local student magazine sat down with budding 7s star Martin Iosefo while Alex Goff has a few brief words with Niku Kruger.

Universal Sports is the place to watch the World Cup. We spoke with two executives about the network's coverage.

The Wall Street Journal makes the comparison between rugby now and soccer in the early 1990s.

Club/College:

Due to a family move Tui Osborne is stepping down as coach of Life.

U.S.A Rugby has opened up their Coach of the Year nominations.

West Point is getting ready to take on St. Bonaventure on Saturday. Georgetown are looking to make waves in the Capital Conference.

Alex Goff talks with new Clemson head coach Steve Lynch as his team opens their season.

World:

New Zealand, Argentina, Samoa, Wales, and Uruguay have named their line-ups for Sunday's matches. 

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