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Friday, May 20, 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:

Hayden Smith is retiring from rugby to take a job in the financial sector.

Denver will host San Francisco tonight. The starting line-ups for each team are set.

It's first place for Denver in our PRO Rugby Power Rankings. San Diego and Ohio swap spots.

Ohio have been getting some press in their local newspaper.

The College All-Americans are headed on a tour of Australia this summer.

RIM have acted fast to name a replacement for Nigel Meville as David Sternberg has been given the job for a year.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

The DII and DIII quarterfinals are this weekend. We offer up a preview. We also look at the women's DI and DII brackets.

With the playoffs around the corner there are local stories on Bremer County and UMass-Lowell,

The pools for the College 7s Nationals are set. A couple of the pools look particularly tough.

The Austin Huns have tabbed a former South African age-grade coach as their new head coach.

The Gentlemen of Aspen are gearing up for their 7s season.

Benny Mateialona will be leading the Legacy Academy summer 7s teams.

The California Conference has made their All-Conference selections.

Canada:

Canada have named their 35-man squad for this summer's matches.

World:

Jarryd Hayne has made Fiji's squad for this weekend's London 7s.

Imanol Harinordoquy is retiring from rugby.

Rugby World looks at some of the implications for the Brexit were it to happen.


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