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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Opening Kick

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National Teams/PRO Rugby:

The Americans at Saracens have advanced to the Champions Cup final against Racing 92.

The New York Times has written about PRO Rugby's debut and the potential impact while CNN has a nice piece on Mirco Bergamasco and the league.

PRO Rugby's Gannon Moore was featured by his hometown news station.

The Empire is starting select side play this summer and will run the program at least through 2017.

Club/College:

Even with the development of PRO Rugby the PRP and ARP are more relevant than ever.

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Cal's Eakalafi Okusi was the subject of this article in The Daily Californian.

Correspondent Brendan Triplett talked with Jeff Leinen of Penn Mutual about their support of rugby.

The student paper has more on the UC-Davis women's team and their push for a title.

The Northeast Academy is putting on a coaching course for interested participants.

Brett Anker has a breakdown of which teams have qualified for the College 7s Nationals.

World:

South Africa has been banned fro hosting major tournaments, including the 2023 World Cup.

Nemani Nadolo has been suspended four weeks after a dangerous tackle.

The latest edition of Planet Rugby's Loose Pass is out.

Eddie Jones isn't going to have much influence over the England Saxons this summer.

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