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Monday, August 1, 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:

Nate Augspurger, Martin Iosefo, and Shalom Suniula are the traveling reserves for the Eagles in Rio while Cheta Emba replaces the injured Meya Bizer.

Denver are the inaugural PRO Rugby champions despite losing to Ohio in dramatic fashion. 

If you missed the match you can check out our match commentary

The season is going to continue for Chris Baumann as he heads to Wellington for the Mitre 10 Cup

The performance of Mike Friday as Eagles 7s head coach is getting justly noticed

Jake Frechette has a deeper dive into the Eagles opponents in Pool A while NBC has fun Q&A's with Madison Hughes and Alev Kelter

Take the jump to read more.
Scott Dean has replaced the injured Tanner Barnes on the College All-Americans. Alex Goff has more on Mike Ruther

Club/College:

Rugby Utah is launching a new men's club competition attached with an elite team. Great stuff out of the Beehive State. 

A procedural issue has sent the Lindenwood proposed ban back to the development stage. 


World:

The All Blacks have named their team for the Rugby Championship and it includes Sonny Bill Williams but not Damien Mackenzie. 

Matt Giteau is going to give up some salary to try and help the Wallabies. 

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