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Monday, January 25, 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

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National Teams/PRO Rugby:

San Diego has been officially announced as the latest PRO Rugby team. Also, the first year of the league will see five team.

Brett Thompson has replaced Maka Unufe on the Eagles 7s roster for Wellington and Sydney. Unufe had a family matter that kept him out of the team.

The Women Eagles 7s scrimmaged Canada over the weekend. Here are some photos from the matches.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

In a high quality match the Seattle Saracens came from behind to beat the Glendale Raptors on Saturday.

The women also played a high quality match with Hannah Stolba leading the Raptors in the win over the Saracens.

On the college side St. Mary's and Lindenwood clashed in a big college match-up. St. Mary's came out ahead in a tight contest.

This Is Ohio Rugby has a great piece from the University of Findlay women's team.

The Rugby Republic has a profile of Whittier College.

It's fantastic to see the college teams in Michigan coming together for the Michigan Collegiate Cup.

Alex Goff has more from LSU and the Pac Western. In women's play Central Florida beat FIU.

TCU's Ke'arrius Brunson is the DI-A Player of the Week.

Canada:

The Canada 7s was recently on the local news focusing on their camaraderie.

The BC Bears have named their coaches for the upcoming season.

World:

Clermont had a chance to make the last eight of the European Champions Cup but miscalculated at the end of their match.

Christian Lealiifano has re-signed with the Brumbies for the next two years.

Samesa Rokoduguni is in the England team filling in for Chris Ashton while France have pulled up Marvin O'Connor.

Planet Rugby looks at who's not and who's not

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