Friday, April 1, 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:

Richie Walker has named his team for the Atlanta 7s. It's his first time picking the squad and most of the veterans return with a few exceptions.

Emilie Bydwell and Waisale Serevi are joining Walker's staff as assistant coach and technical coach.

Canadian prop Hubert Buydens has joined up with San Diego in PRO Rugby.

Before Buydens gets to San Diego he's going to play in the Hong Kong 10s. Also in the tournament is Nate Ebner who makes his return to rugby.

Kelly Griffin recently gave an interview to talk about the Eagles and the Olympics.

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The latest PRP Power Rankings are out. There is some shuffling in the middle of the pack.

There will be no Women's DI college championship this year, only a spring championship. Jackie Finlan has more on the whole situation as well as an opinion piece on the situation.

Several of the top women's teams will be playing in the Atlanta 7s Festival.

Alex Solomon has a great look at Rocky Gorge and their climb in DI.

Life's Cody Melphy is the Mid-South Player of the Month.


James Harrington wonders if Jamie Cudmore will ever head back to Canada.

Mourad Boudjellal has offered to bail out the Tongan Rugby Union in exchange for rights to players.

Tusi Pisi has been playing with the Sunwolves but will play with Bristol next year

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