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Monday, June 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

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National Teams/PRO Rugby:

The Eagles were close but ultimately came up short against Italy on Saturday in San Jose. They trailed by one at halftime and ultimately lost by four.

If you missed the match you can get caught up with our match commentary.

After the match we talked with head coach John Mitchell as well as Blaine Scully, Tony Lamborn, Shalom Suniula, and AJ MacGinty.

San Francisco registered their first road win of the season as they beat San Diego. Ohio also beat Denver to stay alive in the title race. We'll have a recap of that match later.

The Rugby Republic has an excellent Q&A with Sacramento's Robert Meeson.

Meanwhile, Ohio's Jaime Mackintosh says there is plenty of potential in America.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

Several DI-A players are headed to the Southern Hemisphere this summer to improve their game.

Natasha Perera and her father Ravi were recently the subject of a great article in their local paper.

Canada:

Canada ran rampant over Russia in Calgary over the weekend.

World:

Spain shocked Samoa in the final of the Olympic repechage to book the last place in Rio.

Planet Rugby looks at who's hot and who's not.

The Brexit could have an impact on who can teams in the Premiership can sign.

We'll have more on the weekend's matches later on. 

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