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Thursday, January 28, 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:

The Eagles ARC squad is expected to be announced today. Expect a lot of new faces. Also of note, the Eagles vs. Brazil match has moved cities within Brazil.

If you haven't seen it already, check out this video of Madison Hughes talking about being captain and playing in the Olympics.

The latest Red, White, and Black Eye podcast is out talking PRO Rugby, the Eagles, and Chris Wyles.

Matt McCarthy from Rugby Wrap Up recently chatted with Steve Lewis from PRO Rugby.

Kristen Guernier and Alex Goff both have articles on the Women 7s, who split a pair of scrimmages against Canada.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

Good news for Bay Area fans. The college 15s playoffs, including the DI-A final, are headed to St. Mary's.

St. Mary's clock in at number two in our first College Top Ten of 2016. BYU is number one.

Cal are number three in our rankings. They head out to play Cal Poly on Saturday.

The PRP kicks off their third season this weekend. Previews are up for defending champions Glendale, runners-up SFGG, and Belmont Shore.

Staying with SFGG, a new partnership sees them rebrand as the SFGG Rhinos.

Lastly with the PRP, our first power rankings of the season are now up.

The Stars and the Capital Selects have named their rosters for this weekend's match.

Jackie Finlan has more on Chicago North Shore's debate to play DI or WPL.

Amber Defabio has more on the Civil War between Oregon and Oregon State.

World:

Ticket sales in Wellington are struggling but the Sydney 7s is sold out.

Munster scored twice as Keith Earls signed a new contract as did Conor Murray. Also the Waratahs have sign Bryce Hegarty. 

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