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Wednesday, September 23, 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:

Eagles 7s camp has opened once again with several young college stars joining the veterans.

Mike Petri has the latest from Eagles camp as he continues to write for The Guardian.

We join Patrick Johnston on the Try & Tackle podcast to discuss the Eagles, Canada, and the World Cup.

Make sure to check out the most recent Red, White, and Black Eye podcast talking about the Eagles at the World Cup.

Thretton Palamo says the Eagles are at the World Cup to win, not just participate and Alex Goff has more on Chris Baumann.

Take the jump to read more.

Baumann was also the subject of this article while Cam Dolan gets his spotlight as well.

U.S.A. Rugby looks at the Suniula brothers and their role on the Eagles. Also, Dan Lyle has the second installment of his World Cup diary.

Club/College:

Old Blue opened their ARP season with a win over a spirited Wolfhounds side.

A trio of teams have started out with wins in the Mid-Atlantic as their season began.

In the Midwest, it's been Metropolis that has gotten out to a hot start.

The latest Canterbury DI-A Top 20 rankings are out without much change.

Long time referee and administrator Don Morrison has passed away.

Students at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania have banded together to save the team.

UMass's Joe Jenkins is the leading scorer in the ECRC while in the Ivy League Yale and Cornell share first place.

Jackie Finlan has more on Lindenwood, Quinnipiac, and Army's women's teams.

The Bethel College Pilots played their first official match over the weekend while St. Joe's won their home opener.

The schedule for the Cougar 7s at BYU is out with lots of teams from Idaho and Utah participating.

World:

South Africa have made eight changes to their line-up as they get ready for Samoa.

Jake Frechette breaks down each try at the World Cup with some interesting statistics.

The world continues to analyze Japan's upset win saying it shows Tier II nations are growing.

Tom Hamilton has a great piece on Romania and their goals for the future.

New Zealand coach Steven Hansen says 100 point score lines are a thing of the past.

In player movement the Force have re-signed Luke Morahan and Ross Haylett-Petty, the Waratahs have inked Tolu Latu and Bradley Wilkin, London Irish have signed Rob McCusker, Worcester have signed Wynand Olivier, and Vern Cotter has signed a new deal with Scotland.

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