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Wednesday, November 18, 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

The rugby world lost a giant yesterday as Jonah Lomu passed away at age 40.

The tributes are flowing in for the man that changed rugby forever. There are too many to include here but please take time out of your day to search and read about a great man.

National Teams/PRO Rugby:

For our latest Poll Tuesday we ask if the next Eagles coach will be an import or domestic.

Photographer Michael Kreizenbeck was out at yesterday's PRO Rugby press conference in Sacramento and has some photos.

Jake Frechette looks at the Women Eagles 7s and breaks them down ahead of the new season.

The South Panthers have named their team to take on the Capital Selects.

Club/College:

Rocky Gorge and the Chicago Lions kept their records perfect with wins last weekend. We have a full recap in our weekly DI round-up.

Take the jump to read more.

The latest Canterbury DI-A Top 20 is out. Check it out to see where your club lands.

UCLA has a Q&A with Brad Roth of the men's team.

World:

The Barbarians racked up a big 62-14 win over Gloucester yesterday.

The South African Olympic Committee has apparently told the women's 7s team they won't be going to Rio despite qualifying.

At least one person has put their hand up for the England job and it's former All Black coach John Mitchell.

Luke Charteris has confirmed he will be leaving Racing 92 at the end of the season.

Chile didn't come away with a win against the Basque Country and now their sights are set on Spain

1 comment:

  1. South Africa's Governing bodies have started out bad, and have just been getting worse. First the racial quotas for the National Teams, then denying SA the WC until those quotas are absolute, now kicking the WNT out of the Olympics THAT THEY QUALIFIED FOR out right. They suck ass and are really screwing their country over.

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