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Monday, February 22, 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:

The Eagles had little trouble beating Chile in Florida to move to the top of the ARC table.

If you missed the match highlights are available as well as our match commentary.

The Women Eagles 7s went 2-1 on day one at the Sao Paulo 7s before ultimately finishing in fourth place.

U.S.-eligible Dave Ryan was recently featured in this article in Ireland about his time with Agen.

Former Eagle Mike Petri was recently interviewed about his career.

One fan made a pretty cool tribute video to Danny Barrett.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

The biggest college battle of the weekend was easily BYU vs. St. Mary's with the Cougars edging out a one point win.

Staying with the Cougars, Johnny Linehan won't be playing rugby this year in order to focus on football.

Cal did their part to show that they belong in the top echelon with a win over Air Force.

The big match-up in the PRP was Glendale against Denver. It was close throughout with Glendale winning right at the end.

In the other two matches Denver picked up their first win while Belmont Shore won big.

In college scores, UCLA beat Arizona, UC-Davis, Cal State Long Beach, LSU, and Utah all won.

This Is Colorado Rugby has a look at men's DII play in the state.

The Stars Rugby 7s has announced that Nic Benson has joined as a coach.

In women's scores Life beat North Carolina.

UC-Santa Barbara's Erick Resendiz is the DI-A Player of the Week.

The local paper has a feature on a family of women rugby players.

World:

Plans are in place for a 10s tournament in Australia that could be worth a lot of money.

David Smith has been ruled ineligible to play for France in the Six Nations.

Luther Burrell has been called into the England team. 

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