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Tuesday, January 26, 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:

Zack Test told Rugby World that "we're out to rake over the world."

Several Americans saw good time for their clubs in what was overall a successful European weekend.

There are two open seats on the U.S.A. Rugby Board of Directors for anyone interested.


The PRP is out with their 2016 season teaser trailer.

Take the jump to read more.

Several of the top colleges where in action over the weekend. CWU took on Olympic Club while BYU and Utah were also involved.

Paul Acutt weighs in with a guest editorial on the importance of television to rugby.

Alex Goff has more on DI-AA champs UC-Davis and their statement win over Sacramento State.

The Summit High School girls team is ready to defend their title.


Jamie Cudmore will reportedly be joining the Canadian national team staff.


In a bit of a shocker Dylan Hartley has been named the next captain of England.

Johnny Sexton has been encouraged to quit rugby after another head injury.

Israel Dagg has signed a new deal with the NZRU while Wales will host Japan in the fall.

Finlay Bealham has replaced the injured Martin Moore in the Ireland team. 


  1. Canada announced their 2016 ARC squad today. USAR's game against Argentina XV is in nine days. Any words on when the squad will be named and when they will assemble?

  2. Thanks for the link about Dylan Hartley. I saw all sorts of uproar about his appointment, just didn't know why. That explained it.