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Friday, September 25, 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 made only one change to their starting line-up as they face Scotland. Phil Thiel will come in for Zach Fenoglio.

On the flip side Scotland have made 10 changes but the side still has plenty of experience.

We spoke with head coach Mike Tolkin about this weekend's match and more yesterday.

Greg Peterson is looking to beat some of his future teammates on the Glasgow Warriors.

Shalom Suniula checks in with the ATAVUS crew after just over a week at the World Cup.

Hayden Smith tells World Rugby that he's enjoying playing rugby once again.

Take the jump to read more.

The Denver Post has more on Fenoglio and his job as a teacher.

Club/College:

The Guardian's Rafael Noboa y Rivera has an excellent piece on the college game in America.

The Bay Area Rugby Club in Texas is looking for donations to build a new field.

The Gentlemen of Aspen took home the Ruggerfest title last weekend thanks to a win over the Misfits.

The Women Cougars are ready to open up their season against Air Force.

Alex Goff has articles on South Alabama and St. Louis University.

Charlotte Rugby Club will be hosting a tournament this weekend at the Rugby Athletic Center.

St. Thomas University on Texas once again has a challenging schedule.

Quinnipiac has a preview of their match against Norwich on Saturday.

Canada: 

Patrick Johnston has more on Canada's team to face Italy.

World:

New Zealand eventually picked up a big win but Namibia made them work for it.

Romania, Ireland, Australia, and Uruguay have all named their sides for the weekend.

One former player says Italy won't succeed at the World Cup because of their coach.

Romania's Valentin Ursache has been suspended for one week for a dangerous tackle

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