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Thursday, October 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

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For a half the Eagles held off South Africa and then in the second half it fell apart as they slumped to a record defeat.

After the match Mike Tolkin talked about the short turnaround and the need to professionalize the Eagles.

If you missed the match you can catch the highlights (South Africa scoring a lot) or recap with our match commentary.  Photos from the match are also available.

Before the match the Eagles were able to visit the Amwell View School.

Alex Goff says that Cam Dolan deserves to start.

Take the jump to read more.


In ARP play over the weekend Mystic River thumped Boston, NYAC opened the season with a win over the Wolfhounds, and Life did the same with a win over Old Blue.

Highlights of the Mystic River win over Boston are now up.

The NCRC is moving towards their 7s finale while Cal are ready to begin their season with the West Coast 7s this weekend.

Alex Solomon has a good piece on Iona who are looking good.

In the Keystone both Pitt and St. Joe's top their divisions. Student led UMS&T is also seeing success.

Katy Augustyn of the Berkeley All Blues is the WPL Player of the Week.

The Central Washington student newspaper has an article on alum Tim Stanfill.


Samoa, Scotland, Australia, and Wales have all named their teams for upcoming matches.

South African prop Frans Malherbe has been cleared of an alleged bite against Matt Trouville.

Namibia's Jacquew Burger has retired from international rugby.

Paul Rees looks at the story lines from Tier II nations and explains why they make the World Cup

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