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Tuesday, January 5, 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:

After months of waiting fans finally know that former All Black and Super Rugby coach John Mitchell is set to lead the Eagles throughout the next World Cup cycle.

Former head coach Mike Tolkin commented on the decision and thanks the fans, players, and coaches (see the link above).

Martin Pengelly from The Guardian has more on John Mitchell's background. U.S.A. Rugby also has a Q&A with Mitchell.

The Boy's High School All-Americans recently completed a four day camp in Arizona.

Take the jump to read more.

It was a big weekend for Americans overseas. We have the latest in Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review.


We continued to issue our TIAR Awards. Dylan Audsley from St. Mary's took home the Men's College Player of the Year.

Hope Rogers from Penn State won the Women's College Player of the Year. As someone commented, she could be the best college player of the all-time.

Alex Goff has articles on Eastern Connecticut State and Arizona.

The North American Invitational 7s is gearing up for a big year.


Another big name is headed to Saracens with Schalk Burger signing with the club.

Over as Wasps James Haskell has signed a new contract. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow.
    Devastating comments about Mitchell in the Guardian article.
    We're in for a ride...