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Monday, November 9, 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:

Unless you've been hiding this morning you've seen the announcement by PRO Rugby North America about their upcoming competition.

We've got a lot more details on the competition, including cities, player details, and more. Martin Pengelly from The Guardian also has more.

Highlights from the Halloween 7s are now up.

Tony Ridnell talks about the gender disparity in U.S.A. Rugby while Nigel Melville responds to criticism.

Erik Gieb, a U.S.A. Rugby employee, also offers some good insights into the things U.S.A. Rugby has accomplished.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

Cal won their fourth straight PAC 7s title over the weekend beating UCLA in the final. We'll have highlights later today.

The latest USA Club Rugby rankings are out with Seattle firmly on top.

Air Force came away with a win over Army in their meeting last week.

Other weekend winners include Penn StateTowson, UNC-Wilmington, four teams in the Keystone, Rowan College, AIC, and Syracuse.

In women's results Life beat Notre Dame College in a battle of two top teams. Meanwhile, Dartmouth beat Brown for the Ivy championship.

Chad Wise has a look at the Central Washington Wildcats.

Chad Gough from Utah is the DI-A West Player of the Month.

The paper in Australia has more on a team of Australian Indigenous players to the United States.

World:

Henry Speight has been called into the Australian 7s team ahead of qualifying this weekend.

There is trouble brewing in England where a kit man reportedly gave bad stock advice to players.

Toulon's owner has reportedly put forth an offer to buy the Eastern Province Kings.

Planet Rugby has their latest look at who's hot and who's not

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