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Wednesday, January 6, 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:

For our latest poll we want to know what you think of the John Mitchell hire as the new Eagles coach.

There were several good candidates but we chose the London 7s as our Match of the Year.

U.S.A. Rugby has announced the 2016 Girls High School All-Americans schedule.

Jillion Potter has won the Spirit of Rugby Award from Americas Rugby News.

It looks like there could be a book in the works about the Springboks 1981 tour to the United States.

Take the jump to read more.


The TIAR Awards keep piling in. This go around AIC was picked as the Men's College Team of the Year while Central Washington won the women's award.

Alex Goff examines Sacramento State's trip to Southern California and has a profile of Southern Indiana.


Italy coach Jacques Brunel has named his 35-man team for the start of their Six Nations camp.

Staying in Italy, Treviso have fired coach Umberto Casellato.

One writer penning for The Telegraph says that Six Nations side must change to compete with the Southern Hemisphere powers.

Francois Louw has extended with Bath through 2019. But there was bad news at the club with Dave Attwood set to miss out for three months.

Ireland duo Iain Henderson and Tommy Bowe will miss the Six Nations.

Worcester have signed James Johnston.

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