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Wednesday, September 30, 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 U.S. will be sending two teams to the Halloween 7s in what is a packed field.

The Atlanta 7s are returning next year with the tournament taking place in April.

Pat Clifton says that this World Cup has been status quo for the Eagles.

Club/College:

Kansas City and Mystic River earned big wins last weekend. We have more in our DI recap.

The Boston Globe  has a nice piece on Boston players playing for the love of the game.

Take the jump to read more.

The latest Canterbury DI-A Top 20 is out with most of the same teams still on top.

The University of Utah could be a real threat in the DI-A West. The DI-A website has a preview.

This Is Colorado Rugby has a great article on Kurt Weaver as well as the first match for the Salt Lake City Gladiators.

This Is Ohio Rugby reports that there will be a college fair by the Rugger's Edge in November.

Central Washington did what no American team has done before in winning the Viking 7s.

Penn State beat West Virginia in head coach Blake Burdette's debut while Temple beat Rutgers.

Jackie Finlan notes that CWU's young players helped them beat ORSU.

World:

The All Blacks have named their team to play Georgia. South Africa have also named their side.

Rugby Wrap Up's Jake Frechette looks at how effective the line out has been at scoring tries at the World Cup.

One writer in New Zealand thinks that Australia will crush England.

Ben Corbett writes why Australian fans should take to Sevens.

Apparently Gordon D'Arcy is not a fan of Sam Burgess.

In player movement Sale have signed Nev Edwards, Josh Matavesi has extended with the Ospreys, Rob McCusker has signed with London Irish, and Newcastle have extended Simon Hammersley. 

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