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Tuesday, February 16, 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:

Correspondent Derek Sagehorn caught up with San Francisco head coach Paul Keeler to talk about his team's preparations for the PRO Rugby season.

We've got photos of Saturday's U.S. vs. Canada match thanks to Purple Moose Media.

Junior All-American star Lorenzo Thomas has been called up to the full team and spoke to the local media about his career.

Carlin Isles was featured back in his hometown newspaper about his efforts to make the Olympics.

Staying with local papers, the Sun-Sentinel in Florida is getting excited ahead of this weekend.

Take the jump to read more.

The Women Eagles 7s recently scrimmaged Japan while Chris Ryan has been named as an assistant coach.

Alex Goff caught up with Ben Cima as well as Brodie Orth and Ben Landry.

Club/College:

Cal finished off their trip to Arizona with a win over the Sun Devils.

Alex Solomon has a recap of wins by St. Mary's and Santa Clara as well as Texas A&M and LSU.

Brendan Triplett is back with his latest preview of the Keystone Conference, this time looking at the West.

Jackie Finlan has more on Santa Monica as well as Temple.

Canada:

Former Canada star Glenn Ennis is taking to the movies.

World:

Henry Best has a look back at the second round of the Six Nations.

The Economist has a great look at why Italy hasn't improved as a rugby nation.

In player movement Robbie Henshaw is moving to Leinster, Lachlan Turner has signed with Exeter, Danny Cipriani has re-upped with Wasps, and Gethin Jenkins has signed a new deal with Cardiff. 

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