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Monday, November 2, 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:

Both the Hawks and the Falcons fell short of claiming the inaugural Halloween 7s but did achieve some of their goals as they look forward to the start of the World Sevens Series.

A quick recap of day one can be found here.

The U.S.A. Rugby Trust has a great interview with former Eagle John Buchholz.

Eric Fry and Todd Clever won't be a part of this year's European campaign for Newcastle.


Cal is set to host the PAC 7s championship this week.

Take the jump to read more.

Doug Coil has a list of scores from the weekend and a report on Wheeling Jesuit's win over Delaware.

Brett Anker has more on wins in the ACRL and the SCRC.

Alex Goff has info on Utah, the MAC, Oklahoma, the WIIL, and Penn State. Also, Jackie Finlan writes about Quinnipiac.

The Life Women met Lindenwood in a top match-up but still came out ahead.


New Zealand beat Australia to claim their second straight World Cup. The win arguably seals their place as the greatest team of all time. Even NPR got in on the reporting.

Dan Carter was the hero on Saturday and took home the World Rugby Player of the Year afterward.

With the World Cup complete the reviews for the tournament are pouring in.

Louis Picamoles will be leaving for Northampton at the end of the season.

Planet Rugby lists who's hot and who's not


  1. what is the obsession with College rugby. Why is all the new focused on a very inferior and convoluted part of the game

    1. yea why would anyone talk about the largest competition, player pool, and rugby network in the country?

    2. Yea College Sports suck! nobody ever talks about them or pays them any attention, Great point "Unknown" keep it up!

  2. College football and basketball are amazing. You don't see the US soccer media focus on college sports though. They focus on elite level soccer. College rugby is mediocre at best. The largest player pools and competitions are always at the lower levels.

    1. So your suggestion is to ignore college rugby? How will that help grow the game? Having teams like Cal, Arizona, Notre Dame, Kutztown, etc play on NBC every year is huge for growing the game and getting people interested in rugby. Why would NBC televise that tournament and not the PRP or ARP? American's are attracted to college sports period. You cant argue against that.