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Tuesday, November 10, 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:

Mike Tolkin must re-apply if he wants to return as Eagles coach as U.S.A. Rugby opened up applications for the position.

In case you missed it, PRO Rugby officially announced their competition yesterday. We have more details on where some of the teams are located, player rules, etc.

One of the best articles on PRO Rugby comes from Scotty Stevenson who explains why PRO Rugby will be more successful than the NRFL.

Patrick Johnston chatted with PRO Rugby CEO Doug Schoniger about how the next league will work.

World Rugby has changed their governing structure leading to more, but not necessarily more fair, representation. U.S.A. Rugby has reacted to the changes.

Samu Manoa scored himself one fantastic try over the weekend. Check out how other Americans did overseas.

Take the jump to read more.


Old Blue closed out their fall season on a high note with a win over rivals NYAC.

Highlights and photos from the PAC 7s are now up.

The Army women have earned a spot in the NCWVRA playoffs.

The Kansas City Blues were spotlighted by the Sporting Kansas City network.

The ECRC website recaps the action from the last weekend.

Alex Goff has more on Bowling Green, Winona, and the Coast Guard while Jackie Finlan has more on two teams in the Northeast and Bloomsburg.

In DI-A, Lindenwood swept a pair of Ivy League teams and the Big Ten is down to two.

The school papers have a respective look at Stony Brook and UMass.


Patrick Johnston has a fantastic article on all around sports star and veteran Lloyd Williams.


Several All Blacks visited a colleague with cancer only hours before he passed away.

Mike Brown, arguably England's best and most consistent player, says he's lost trust in his teammates.

In player movement, David Pocock could be set for a big money move to France, David Denton has joined Bath, and Leonardo Senatore has signed for the Argentina Super Rugby side.

Planet Rugby has their latest edition of Loose Pass

1 comment:

  1. Eagles abroad - AJ MacGinty and his Connacht teammates are on the way to Siberia. Check out ConnaghtRugby,ie for details.