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Monday, September 28, 2015

Opening Kick

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National Teams:

Despite holding a halftime lead over a Tier I nation for the first time the Eagles couldn't hold on in the second losing to Scotland 39-16.

If you missed the match you can see the highlights or follow along with our match commentary.

The Eagles remain 16th in the world rankings despite the loss while Scotland move up.

Todd Clever had a good outing for the Newcastle Falcons on debut. He also took to social media to talk briefly about his absence from the Eagles.

Make sure to check out the latest video offering a behind the scenes look at the Eagles at the World Cup.

Take the jump to read more.


The latest results from the Big Ten are in with Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio State winning.

In other college results Oklahoma beat Arkansas, Colgate beat Fordham, Georgia beat FloridaHarvard and Navy both won, Coast Guard Academy did the same, so did Army over Wheeling Jesuit.

Jackie Finlan discusses how Penn State, Lindenwood, and Army are duking it out.


Patrick Johnston is in England and has the latest from the Canadian camp.


We'll have a full list of the weekend's results from the World Cup later today.

After breaking his jaw over the weekend Jean de Villiers has retired from international rugby.

The Guardian has a list of talking points of the weekend's results.

World Rugby has approved a revised hosting plan for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

Apparently there is a bit of a spying scandal at the tournament, something World Rugby denies.

Paul Tait is advocating that the World Cup expand to 24 teams.

Tom Hamilton has a long piece on 1995 Springbok star Chester Williams.

The draw for next year's Super Rugby tournament is out with all 18 teams accounted for.

 Time shares five reasons why you should watch rugby over American Football.

Planet Rugby has their latest who's hot and who's not


  1. Anybody know what was/is the "media release by USA Rugby" that Todd is referring to on his instagram? Does anyone have any insight as to what the fallout really was?

    1. http://usarugby.org/mens-eagles-news/item/todd-clever-released

  2. Thanks but this really provides no additional insight, I thought he was referring something recent and with more details. I'm just curious as to what the fallout was and the timing.