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Monday, March 21, 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:

Martin Iosefo was big for the Eagles in Vegas and Vancouver. He was interviewed by the local paper in Montana.

Club/College:

In the PRP, OMBAC picked up another big win over a rival, this time Belmont Shore, to stay on pace for the playoffs.

Glendale are still number one after beating Denver in the Colorado derby.

Back in Southern California, Santa Monica won their first match of the year by beating Olympic Club.

Before the weekend's matches we had our PRP Power Rankings as well as our College Top Ten.

Take the jump to read more.

Over in the ARP, Old Blue kept their pace to stay second in the competition with a win over the Wolfhounds while NYAC beat Boston.

Cal was beaten by UBC in the second leg of the World Cup. Their likely rivals for the Varsity Cup, BYU, beat Army.

In a top Mid-South match-up Life barely got by a top Lindenwood side.

In other college scores, Arizona State beat San Diego State, Dartmouth won in Bermuda, Penn State beat Indiana,

Dante Weeks is the DI-A Player of the Week. Weeks plays for Arizona.

Jackie Finlan says that USF will play in the DIII playoffs. Florida Gulf Coast will also be in the playoffs.

One professor is trying to make rugby bigger at Purdue.

Canada:


Sad news out of Canada as former international John Cannon has passed away.

World:

England have picked up the Grand Slam while Wales beat Italy and Ireland beat Scotland.

Jerome Kaino is going to be out for a month with an injury. Tim Bond and Josh Mann-Rea have been given one week bans.

Singapore is hoping to benefit from Super Rugby and the upcoming 7s tournament. 

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