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Wednesday, May 18, 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:

The Falcons represent one of the last shots for certain players to try and earn a place in Rio.

Ben Leatigaga has been called into the Eagles for the London 7s. He replaces Nate Ebner who is with the Falcons.

Ben Landry was scheduled to play with Denver in PRO Rugby but he's excelling in Seahawks camp.

Ohio are going to have to figure out what to do without JP Eloff, who broke his leg.

We've hot a photo gallery from San Diego's win over Ohio and highlights are also available.

The latest episode of the Red, White, and Black Eye podcast is out!

Take the jump to read more.

Hanco Germishuys was called the "Next Big Star" by World Rugby in this latest profile.

Pat Clifton has his latest take on the Eagles struggles.

Chris Wyles was named in the Planet Rugby Champions Cup Team of the Tournament.

Club/College:

Highlights from the PRP Grand Final are now available. Armandt Peens from the Glendale Raptors was named the league MVP.

The ARPTC and the Stars Rugby 7s are hosting a high performance camp.

The Dartmouth women's team has announced their new incoming class.

The Pittsburgh Angels are set for another run at the playoffs while Alex Solomon previews the men's DIII playoffs.

The local paper has a report on the Napa Valley team's trip to the regionals.

Canada:

Patrick Johnston examines the Canadian men's team and their form heading in to the repechage.

Conversely, he looks at the success of the women's team.

World:

The RFU Championship is described as the Wild West in this excellent piece.

South Africa have added to their coaching staff.  Canada have done the same.

Steffon Armitage is reportedly ready to head back to England.

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