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Monday, August 8, 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 saw their dreams of earning a medal in Rio come to an end with a very tight loss to New Zealand in the quarterfinals. It was a performance all fans should be proud of.

In pool play the team started off with a shaky loss to Fiji, a big win over Colombia, and a gutsy, thrilling draw with Australia.

Jessica Javelet had a big day two earning Dream Team honors. The team will face Fiji again in the 5-9th place playoffs in just a few hours.

Another player that had a big day was Kathryn Johnson who had her dad start a rugby team for her.

The College All-Americans got their tour of Australia off to a great start with a solid win over the Darling Downs.

Alex Goff talked with captain Aladdin Schirmer after the match.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

Former Eagles head coach has returned to be the coach at NYAC, a team with which he saw plenty of success.

The University of Houston has joined the Red River Conference for the upcoming season.

Canada:

Canada are on to the semi-finals where they will face Australia.

World:

Sad news out of the Brumbies as Christian Lealiifano has been diagnosed with Leukemia.

The Wasps took home the Premiership 7s over the weekend.

Three teams in the Premiership are reportedly trying to sign Sam Underhill.


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