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Wednesday, February 17, 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:

Even thought it's been unofficially known for awhile the All Blacks vs. Ireland and Maori All Blacks vs. Eagles matches in Chicago next November have been confirmed.

This video of Jillion Potter talking about overcoming cancer is a must watch.

PRO Rugby has announced that Paul Barford will coach their Ohio side.

U.S.A. Rugby has announced the 2016 player pool for the Women Eagles as well as the women's age-grade teams.

The Rugby Republic has a chat with Nathalie Marchino and her drive for Rio.

The local paper has more on Malon Al-Jiboori and Asa Carter.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

The Milwaukee Barbarians have named former Portugal player Joeseph Gardener as their new head coach.

The Boston Irish Wolfhounds have named a new head coach as well. See the ESPN3 article below.

Jackie Finlan once again has a great set of articles on Life, Seattle Saracens, and the College of Charleston.

The local paper in San Jose looks at Josh Sutcliffe's appointment as Stanford head coach.

Alex Goff has an article on USC while Amber DeFazio looks at Kennesaw State.

The latest Canterbury DI-A Top 20 is out with the usuals still on top.

Canada:

The Canada 7s is nearing a sellout and they have clarified their entering and leaving policies.

Patrick Johnston has a preview of Canada at the Sao Paulo 7s.

World:

Great news for American rugby fans as Super Rugby will be aired on ESPN3/WatchESPN.

The Australian Super Rugby teams have announced their will play a U-20 competition.

This video of former Scotland player James Beattie blanking out is eye opening

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