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Thursday, October 22, 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 facing Chile on February 20th is the latest club in the Eagles Americas Six Nations campaign.

Reports came out yesterday that Universal Sports will shut down next month. No word yet on what that means for rugby.

Alex Goff spoke with Todd Clever to get more on his take on his ouster from the Eagles.

Eamonn Hogan joins the latest Ruggamatrix podcast to talk about the Eagles.

Club/College:

Rugby Utah has named their team for the Halloween 7s and it includes nearly a half a dozen BYU players.

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The crossover series featuring the top two teams from the Midwest and the Red River, called the Rugby Gold Cup, is a go for next month in Kansas City.

The latest Next Level Rugby video takes a look at Mystic River over NYAC.

Metropolis came out on top in their big match against Kansas City while other teams also earned big wins. More in our weekly DI recap.

Furman will host this year's fall college championships.

The local paper has a nice article on the Storm Lake Albatross.

Chad Wise has more from the world of women's college rugby and Alex Solomon has a mid-season check-in from the DI-A West.

Very cool to see Nia Toliver highlighted by Sports Illustrated as the High School Athlete of the Month.

Quinnipiac and AIC will go head to head in a big match-up this weekend.

Canada:

Canada have named their women's team for the Central Coast 7s this weekend.

World:

New Zealand have named their team for their big match against South Africa.

Toby Faletau is one of the few Welsh players not on a dual contract and now the Dragons want to sell him.

The Cardiff Blues chairman is calling for the construction of a European Super 15.

Spain will host Chile in November as both teams get ready for spring competitions.

This is a pretty good joke about Ritchie McCaw, David Pocock, and Schalk Burger at the gates of heaven.

The format for the third tier competition in Europe has been announced. 

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