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Wednesday, August 17, 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 Women Eagles 7s have been busy in Rio teaching others about rugby. Additionally, assistant coach Emilie Bydwell kept a diary from Rio.

Nate Ebner is back in Patriots camp and he's anxious to apply the lessons of rugby to his team.

If you haven't seem them already you need to check out the season highlights from PRO Rugby.

Staying with PRO Rugby, Ray Barkwill and Jake Ilnicki offer insights into the inaugural season.

The latest edition of the Red, White, and Black Eye podcast is out. Jake Frechette and his brother also have a new podcast.

The Women's College All-Americans have been named for the Serevi RugbyTown 7s.

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James Hilterbrand will be playing with the Sydney Rays this season while Jamie Mackintosh has moved to Pau.

Club/College:

In case you missed it Rugby Utah took home the Club 7s Championship over the weekend.

Scion took home the women's title. Jackie Finlan names her Fantasy All-Star team.

Alex Goff has more on the Northern Lights Conference and some post-Rio reflections.

The NIRA is back with two tiers next year. Jackie Finlan looks back at the 2015-16 season.

World:

In France they are launching at Pro D3 as well as a 7s circuit.

Canadian Phil Mack looks back at his long career.

London Irish are reportedly exploring leaving Reading for a return to London.





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