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Thursday, January 14, 2016

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:

The Junior All-Americans are back in camp with their numbers bolster by the return of Hanco Germishuys and Ben Cima.

Our final TIAR Awards are out. Our Men Eagles Player of the Year award went to AJ MacGinty for his impact on the team.

Our Women Eagles Player of the Year award went to back Jane Paar.

The Rugby Republic chatted with Steve Lewis about PRO Rugby's upcoming combine in the Bay Area.

Alex Goff has a quick look at U.S.A. Rugby's finances from 2014 and checks in with a couple All-Americans.

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Club/College:

Cal starts their spring season this weekend with the Storer Classic at UCLA.

The latest Canterbury DI-A Top 20 is out with St. Mary's keeping their hold on number one.

Jackie Finlan has a new website dedicated to women's rugby. She has articles up on the Serevi Selects at the Coral Coast 7s and the Wisconsin All-Stars.

Doug Coil has a solid reminder of the upcoming Saracens-London Irish match.

Brian Hightower has his latest check-in from Fiji.

Canada:

Canadian prop Doug Wooldridge has signed a short-term deal with Clermont.

World:

England have named their squad for the upcoming Six Nations.

A nine point try? That's a law variation happening in South Africa.

The Glasgow Warriors have had to move another fixture due to pitch concerns.

In player movement Saracens have signed Alex Lozowski, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne is staying with Edinburgh, and David Wilson has extended with Bath. 

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