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Monday, September 21, 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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It wasn't the start that the Eagles wanted as too many errors came back to haunt them in their loss to Samoa to open the World Cup.

If you missed the match get caught up with our match commentary or the highlights

Captain Chris Wyles said his team was disappointed with the result and the team's errors. 

The U.S. plays Scotland next who have to play Japan mid-week, something that might work out for the Eagles

As a result of the loss the U.S. have moved down one place in the World Rugby rankings. 

Plenty of fans were upset when the PPV system didn't work, leaving them to find other options. Martin Pengelly has more on the situation

The New York Times has a profile of Mike Petri focusing on "R is for Rugby." 

Take the jump to read more.
Dan Lyle is in England and has the first of his diaries from the tournament. 


In case you missed it, check out this great piece from Martin Pengelly on West Point rugby

In college scores, Dayton, Miami, and Western won in the MAC, the SCRC saw blowouts, Yale and Cornell won in the Ivy League, Oklahoma won, AIC beat Dartmouth, and Alex Goff has the latest from the NECRC, Rugby East, ECRCEmpire, and Capital conferences


What a crazy weekend at the World Cup topped off by Japan beating South Africa. We'll have highlights later in the day.

Here are the standings from round one with Samoa and Japan leading in Pool B. 

Romania and France, Scotland and Japan, and Australia and Fiji have all named their teams for the next round. 

Eddie Jones, fresh of his team's upset, will be the new coach of the Stormers. 

Fiji's Dominiko Waqaniburotu has been suspended for a week for a tackle against Jonny May. 

Americas Rugby News has their latest Up and Under. Planet Rugby has their latest who's hot and who's not

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