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Monday, November 23, 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/PRO Rugby:

PRO Rugby has opened up applications for potential coaching positions.

The Rugby Republic talks to PRO Rugby's Steve Lewis about the plans for the league.

The Women Eagles 7s have named their roster for the Dubai 7s next week.

The big story from the team is the return of Jillion Potter, who has come back from beating cancer.

Tier II countries will be meeting in Los Angeles to discuss the strategy for growing the game.

Chad Wise looks at four potential Eagles that benefitted from time at the Taranaki Academy.

Club/College:

The ACRC Bowl Series took place over the weekend. We'll have a full recap later on although Ryan Trost has a recap of Delaware over Iona.

Take the jump to read more.

Quinnipiac are the inaugural women's variety champions. The women's DII semi-finals are also set.

The Seattle Saracens fell short of the Mainland Cup, losing to rivals UBC (who look very good).

Fort Hood Rugby Club took on tough opposition last weekend losing to the Austin Blacks.

Middlebury have won the 2015 ECRC Team Sportsmanship award.

The DI-A West All-Conference teams have been announced while Wisconsin's Tyler Crass is the Player of the Week.

The DII playoffs are down to Towson, Minnesota-Duluth, Wisconsin-Whitewater and Salisbury.

An Indigenous Australian team continued their tour of the U.S. with a win over Long Beach State.

World:

The Springboks have lost to major sponsors in the span of a couple of days.

The Economist looks at Jonah Lomu's size in comparison to other backs in 1995.

The Stormers are scrambling to fill the gap left by Eddie Jones's departure to England.

Americas Rugby News has their latest edition of Up and Under

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