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Monday, April 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:

Eagles head coach John Mitchell has picked his first Eagles Elite Training Squad. It contains all the big names with only a few exceptions.

This is an excellent ready on what the future of professional rugby in America could look like.

This Is Colorado Rugby has more on PRO Rugby's upcoming opening day in Denver.

U.S.-eligible Toni Pulu is excelling in his opportunity with the Chiefs.

U.S.A. Rugby has launched a revamped website.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

It was a massive weekend in the PRP with Glendale narrowly edging OMBAC (report to come), SFGG smashing Santa Monica to move within three of OMBAC in the standings, and Olympic Club gaining their first win.

Glendale Raptors head coach Andre Snyman recently went on the local radio in Colorado.

In a couple of big college matches Life beat Davenport in the snow and BYU beat Utah for the Wasatch Cup.

As always Doug Coil has all the results from the weekend that was.

Some of the top men's teams in Utah gathered for an inaugural competition over the weekend. Prior to the tournament we chatted with Kimball Kjar to find out more about why the event took place.

Keli'i Dominguez from Cal Poly is the California DI-A Player of the Month.

Jackie Finlan has info on the DI and DII playoffs as well as on Vassar's win over Fordham.

The student paper spotlights the team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Alex Goff has more college results here, here, here, here, and here.

World:

Planet Rugby has their latest look at who's hot and who's not.

Here is another article--it seems yearly these come out--about how the Southern Hemisphere plays better rugby than the Northern.

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