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Friday, December 11, 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/PRO Rugby:

Madison Hughes spoke with World Rugby about the U.S. hopes in Cape Town. Garrett Bender was the latest to answer seven questions in 60 seconds.

Another great video from South Africa is Zack Test interviewing Perry Baker.

The USOC has more on Carlin Isles and his drive for Rio while U.S.A. Rugby's Chad Wise looks back at Dubai.

Pat Clifton suggests that Nate Ebner should come back and play rugby in time for the Olympics.

PRO Rugby is likely going to get the majority of their players from established clubs. We look at a few of the potential candidates.

Steve Lewis from PRO Rugby was on the Red, White, and Black Eye podcast to chat about the competition.

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The Women Eagles 7s didn't have the tournament they wanted in Dubai. Could it be institutional indifference that is holding them back?

The South Panthers have named their team to face the Capital Selects. It's their strongest team in awhile.

Club/College:

This Is Texas Rugby examines what's on tap in the state and region this weekend.

Jackie Finlan has more on UConn's surprise run and Davenport.

World:

The Olympic repechage tournaments will be played in Monaco and Dublin next June.

Ma'a Nonu is the All Blacks Player of the Year.

Americas Rugby News has more info on Argentina's Super Rugby team.

Namibia are set to play in the Currie Cup as the 15th team.

Scott Williams has signed a new deal with the Scarlets at the WRU. 

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