Tuesday, February 23, 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 7s have named their latest camp roster as they not only get ready for Vegas and Vancouver, but the elite tournaments that run alongside the main events.

Our player grades are up for the Eagles against Chile. Pretty much everyone did well.

Kingsley McGowan was the subject of this great profile from Houston Public Media.

Andrew Suniula has been called into the Eagles for their South American tour while more players have signed with PRO Rugby.

Former Eagles 7s coach and player Matt Hawkins has been named an assistant coach for the San Diego PRO Rugby team.

World Rugby has some pretty cool video of the Eagles before, at halftime, and after their match against Chile.

Take the jump to read more.

AJ MacGinty had a strong outing with Connacht and three Americans saw significant time for Saracens last weekend.

Taku Ngwenya is reportedly in advanced talks to join Brive.


Doug Coil once again has a recap of all the scores from around the country. A must-read for all rugby fans.

Alex Solomon has the latest from the Red River College Conference while Jackie Finlan has more on Eastern Washington and Stanford.

The rugby world is passing of long-time coach Steve Murra.


Quade Cooper's quest to play for Australia on the Sevens Series is at a standstill since he still doesn't have Australian citizenship.

Bryan Habana will almost certainly be on the Blitzbokke as they head to Vegas.

The possibility of a women's version of the British & Irish Lions is being tossed about.

The Vunipola brothers have re-signed with Saracens. 

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