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Friday, March 4, 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 Pengelly has a preview of this weekend's action in Vegas.

The local news looks at Carlin Isles and checks in with the rest of the team.

Uruguay have made a number of changes to their line-up to face the Eagles.

John Mitchell briefly talked about the loss to Brazil.

Club/College:

All the attention was on the LVI yesterday in what was a very busy day. In the Men's Elite the Falcons, Daveta, the Northeast Academy, and others did well.

Take the jump to read more.

The Women's Elite was also controlled by top teams like the Falcons, ATAVUS All-Stars, and Maple Leafs.

The final eight in the CRC qualifier are set. Utah, Lindenwood-Belleville, Notre Dame College, and AIC are the favorites but Harvard also did well.

There is beginning to be a divide between top and bottom teams in the PRP. Check out our latest Power Rankings.

In DI play, Santa Rosa won again as did Life West and others.

Cal vs. St. Mary's looms large this weekend and it could impact our Top Ten Rankings. St. Mary's and Cal clock in at numbers two and three respectively.

DI-A writer Alex Solomon previews what's on tap in California over the weekend.

Alex Goff writes about Washington State and Amber DeFazio discusses Virginia.

World:

It's going to be a busy weekend overseas. Stay tuned for our weekly television listings.

Both France and Italy have adjusted their Six Nations teams.

Kurtley Beale has been linked with a move to Wasps.

In actual player movement, Aaron Jarvis has signed with Clermont, Steve Shingler has joined Cardiff, and Will Fraser has re-signed with Saracens.


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