Monday, May 30, 2016

Opening Kick

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National Teams/PRO Rugby:

San Francisco have their first win of the season after a very solid effort over Ohio.

Earlier on Saturday San Diego used a second half surge to defeat Sacramento.

Staying with PRO Rugby, the finalists for the "name the team" competition have been unveiled.

Andrew Durutalo will be in Eagles camp and will miss the rest of the season for the Sunwolves.
The Eagles have finished sixth at the Clermont 7s after going 1-2 on day two. On day one they also went 1-2 but make the Cup quarterfinals.

Take the jump to read more.
Brendan Triplett looks at the year that was and says that rugby is on the rise.


St. Mary's used an outstanding defensive effort from Kevin O'Connor to claim the DI 7s National Championship. A full recap of the finals can be found here. Pool play and the quarterfinals is here.

The Rugby Republic has an excellent profile of Siupeli Sakalia and the balance between work and rugby.


The All Blacks have named their squad for their summer series.

Saracens are the champions of England after beating Exeter while Connacht have won the Pro12 over Leinster.

England had no trouble beating Wales to open up the summer international season. 


  1. I am extremely disappointed with the choices we got for the Denver team. I'm probably a little bias... but anyone of the 7 options I submitted were better then these... Stampede... ARE YOU SERIOUS!?

  2. I'm pretty happy with them as I entered both Breakers and Stampede.

    1. Breakers would have been one I could get behind. I'm a Colorado native and like many Colorado natives I HATE the cowboy cliche...