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Friday, April 15, 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

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National Teams/PRO Rugby:

We are just two days away from the start of PRO Rugby. San Francisco and Sacramento have both named their starting line-ups for their match.

Derek Sagehorn weighs in on why this is a turning point for rugby in America.

The referees for the competition have been named and there will be a few law adjustments.

The local paper in Columbus has a great piece on Ohio while Sacramento continues to get more press.

Other previews are coming in from Alex Diegel at ESPN and the guys at Americas Rugby News.

Doug Coil reports that the U.S. Wheelchair team is seeking qualification to the Paralympics.

Junior Blaber and Alex Goff each have previews of the Singapore 7s.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

We've got more details on the Austin Huns turning professional.

TIAR has partnered with Pitchero to provide website and management solutions for clubs.

West Point were recently featured by the school for their bond as a team.

Alex Solomon previews the matches between SDSU and Davenport and LSU vs. Arizona.

Alex Goff has more on Utah State vs. Washington, UC-Davis, James Madison, and the rest of the DI-AA playoffs.

Jackie Finlan previews the women's DII club playoffs and has more on the Midwest.

Baltimore-Chesapeake has announced the dates for the Rites of Spring 7s.

Virginia Tech are tackling ALS in honor of a parent of one of the members of the team.

The Salisbury women are headed to the final four.

World:

Craig Joubert explains why he ran off the pitch at the World Cup following the Scotland-Australia match.

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