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Thursday, January 7, 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:

If you haven't seen it yet you need to check out this video on the Eagles "Road to Rio."

The Eagles 7s are up for the Best of December award from the USOC.

Staying with awards, a couple of Eagles and Saracens picked up TIAR Awards yesterday. Chris Wyles won the Overseas Player of the Year award while Titi Lamositele won the Young Overseas Player of the Year award.

Ted Hardy from Americas Rugby News weighs in on the John Mitchell hire.

The U.S. Maccabi team had a successful trip to the Pan-Am Games winning gold and silver.

Take the jump to read more.
Alex Goff spoke with Salty Thompson about the recent High School All-American camp.

Club/College:

BYU has released their upcoming Spring schedule and it's a tough one. Lindenwood also have a challenging schedule.

Alex Solomon has more on the three DI-A players going to South America with the Falcons.

Ronnie Suarez is gaining attention in Florida for his coaching work.

Canada:

Canada will have a new coach soon as Kieran Crowley has left for a job with Treviso.

World:

Andy Farrell has been named the new defense coach of Ireland.

James Marschall has signed with London Irish for next season while Juan Pablo Orlandi has joined Pau on a medical joker. 

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