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Thursday, February 25, 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:

If you haven't heard it yet, make sure to check out the newest Red, White, and Black Eye podcast.

U.S. coach John Mitchell recently chatted with World Rugby about running the Eagles.

The Rugby Republic has their latest edition of Road to Rio with a profile of Irene Gardner.

Christian Ostberg's time in Europe is paying off as he's been promoted into the Aurillac first team. More PRO Rugby contract are also trickling in.

Derek Lipsomb has made the trip to England to get higher level playing time and it seems to be paying off.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

Alex Solomon has a preview of the Mid-South Conference, featuring some of the top teams in the country.

Over in California, Cal previews their showdown with UCLA while the Bruins profile a couple of their top players.

With an eye to Vegas, Jackie Finlan has articles on Atlantis, the Utah Lions, and Scion. She also has a great article on Central Washington.

Snow Canyon in Utah will host several other top teams this weekend.

World:

Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, and England have named their teams for the latest round of the Six Nations.

Scotland's Ryan Grant is set to miss the season with an injury.

New Zealand have named a star-studded squad for the Vegas 7s while Bryan Habana will play for South Africa

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