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Monday, June 27, 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:

It wasn't the prettiest of matches but the Eagles rode a strong defense and the boot of AJ MacGinty in a win over Russia.

After the match we talked about the result with head coach John Mitchell as well as Langilangi Haupeakui, AJ MacGinty, Cam Dolan, and Blaine Scully.

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

Alex Goff has nothing but praise for the performance of Mikey Te'o.

There has been one update to the Women Eagles for the Super Series with Nicole Heavierland staying to play 7s and Sylvia Braaten coming in.

Take the jump to read more.

The Rugby Republic has an excellent feature on Sacramento's Garrett Brewer.

Staying with Sacramento they fought hard against Denver but couldn't come away with the win. However, they did sign Eric Fry for the rest of the season last week.

Ohio racked up another huge win as they set records in their win over San Francisco. Recaps coming later.

Club/College:

This Is Texas Rugby has an update on the Red River 7s standings.

The DI-A is adding some new teams and conferences.

Canada:

Canada fell just short of beating Italy on Sunday.

World:

Everything is working out for England at the moment. ESPN looks at where things have gone right.

Eddie Jones is going to the Tour de France to learn about managing stress.

Planet Rugby has their latest edition of who's hot and who's not.

It's looking like fans are set to turn out for this week's Super Rugby match in Fiji.

In player movement Sasa Tofilau has joined Edinburgh and the Waratahs have released Zac Guildford.

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