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Monday, February 15, 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:


Possibly even more thrilling was the Junior All-Americans win over Canada to qualify for the JWRT. It was Ben Cima's last second 55 meter penalty that won the match. 

If you missed the ARC match you can get caught up with the highlights and our match commentary. Additionally, a full match replay of the U-20s match is available. 

Before the matches on Saturday the local news caught up with the Eagles


Adriaan Ferris has been named an assistant with the San Francisco PRO Rugby team. 

Take the jump to read more.
Club/College:


St. Mary's beat San Diego State over the weekend. Connie Hatfield was there with photos

Staying with SDSU, Adahir Aguilera was named the DI-A Player of the Week. 

In other college scores, Cal beat Arizona and Central Washington beat Valley RFC

A new DI-AA conference has emerged in the Mid-Atlantic. It will be called the Chesapeake Collegiate Rugby Conference. 


Jackie Finlan notes that Chico State picked up an upset win over Stanford and that Austin are showing well in the Red River

A couple members of the Brown women's team are getting looks with the national team. 

World:

In the Six Nations England beat Italy, France beat Ireland, and Wales beat Scotland.

Ayumu Goromaru is set to become the world's highest paid player.

Gloucester have a new owner taking over from the Walkinshaw family.

Planet Rugby has their latest edition of who's hot and who's not.

In player movement, Worcester have signed Francois Hougaard while Alex Allan and Sila Puafisi have re-signed with Glasgow. 

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