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Thursday, July 21, 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 vs. Romania date in November is set but it looks like the team will be looking for a third opponent.

Only 24 total players are going to play for the Eagles in Rio but it's the players that didn't make it that deserve a specific mention.

Nate Ebner went on ESPN to discuss the Olympics while Jessica Javelet was on the local news doing the same.

Martin Pengelly talked with Perry Baker in an excellent article. Meanwhile, Alev Kelter has another profile as does Andrew Durutalo.

The latest Red, White, and Black Eye podcast is out talking Eagles 7s and more. Additionally, Pat Clifton says that the selections are to go for gold.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

Lindenwood is facing a post-season ban if their appeal to an independent panel is not successful.

Alex Goff reports that BYU will apparently leave the Varsity Cup. He also looks at some of the College All-Americans.

The coach of Air Force has a recap of his team's season while Andre Snyman recaps the Raptors 7s year so far.

Jackie Finlan checks in with the Pacific North and the Austin Valkyries.

World:

Great Britain has confirmed their Olympic team while Bryan Habana is all class in his exclusion.

Michael Cheika isn't terribly concerned what the people in New Zealand think of his team.

Planet Rugby has their latest edition of Loose Pass.

Quade Cooper has signed a new deal with the ARU.



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