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Tuesday, September 8, 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

National Teams:

This Is Ohio Rugby's Justin Rutledge was at the Eagles-Wallabies match and picked up audio from the post-match press conference.

Matt McCarthy also interviewed Chris Wyles, and Blaine Scully and Scott LaValla after the match.

Writing for The Guardian, Mike Petri shares his thoughts on the Eagles-Wallabies match.

We've also got some photos of the action from Soldier Field.

Todd Clever wasn't playing for the Eagles over the weekend but did run out for the Barbarians and was able to score a try.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette asks if American rugby is ready to break out at the World Cup.

Take the jump to read more.

The latest Ruggamatrix podcast is out talking about last Saturday's match while Alex Goff breaks down the Eagles RWC schedule.

Carlin Isles was recently on the local news in Chicago talking about his career.

Club/College:

The Cal women's team has hired Mari Wallace Trippett as their new head coach.

The Central Washington women's team is set to play across the country this year.

BC Rugby News has a profile of the Seattle Saracens prior to the start of their season.

In more college news, Michigan faced a tough test in Canadian side Humber College, Army and Buffalo played club teams, and the NECRC begins this weekend.

Fun is at the heart of all of ATAVUS's youth efforts.

Canada:

Taylor Paris has undergone surgery for an injury picked up against the Eagles.

The Province also has a great article on the Vancouver Rowing Club honoring veterans of WWI.

World:

It's official. Both Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb are out of the World Cup. Italy are also sweating over Sergio Parisse.

In an effort to entice Quade Cooper to make the agreed upon switch to Toulon the club is letting him play 7s.

Life Love Rugby has an interview with Rugby Mexico.

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