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Monday, February 29, 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:

It was one of the most shocking displays from the Eagles in recent memory as they lost to Brazil on a last minute penalty. The loss all but ends their chances of winning the ARC.

If you missed the match you can watch the highlights or read our match commentary.

Denver has been announced as the last PRO Rugby team for their inaugural season. Sean O'Leary was also announced as head coach.

Titi Lamositele made his first Premiership start for Saracens over the weekend. He recently sat down with the club to talk about his growth.

Deloitte recently put together a video of the Eagles 7s they are calling "Band of Brothers." Alex Goff also has a Q&A with Mike Friday.

The newspaper in Ireland sat down for a chat with San Diego head coach Ray Egan.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

The PRP played their final matches before a break for the Vegas 7s. OMBAC won big over Santa Monica, SFGG beat a feisty Olympic Club side, and Belmont Shore took care of business against Denver.

The match-ups and the schedule for the Varsity Cup are set with the final set for May 7th.

Cal are number one of the PAC standings thanks to their win over UCLA.

In other college results, BYU beat Air Force, Life made their presence known in a win over Lindenwood, and Arizona beat Arizona State.

Alex Goff has more results here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Looking for results from the weekend? Doug Coil has you covered.  He also notes that Penn has a new coach.

Jackie Finlan has articles on the Stars ahead of Vegas and the DI West college playoffs.

Baylor's Parker Vincent is the DI-A Player of the Week.

World:

It was a busy weekend in the Six Nations. England beat Ireland, Wales beat France, and Scotland beat Italy.

Super Rugby also made it's season debut. Here is a recap of the first round.

Wales and Italy have qualified for the women's World Cup. 

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