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Wednesday, September 14, 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

National Teams/PRO Rugby/ODAs:

We caught up with Eagles 7s captain Madison Hughes to discuss the Olympics and the upcoming season.

There are changes coming in the global rugby calendar that could see more Tier I matches for the U.S. but also the loss of one summer of internationals.

The latest Red, White, and Black Eye podcast is out. Make sure to have a listen. The latest episode of the Carter Divide is also out.

It was a busy weekend for Americans Overseas. That is especially true in the 'A' League.

U.S.A. Rugby has confirmed what Peter Baggetta told TIAR last month that the Women Eagles will tour France in November.

Ohio's Pierce Dargan is headed back to Trinity for the All Ireland League season.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

Doug Coil has reports on wins by the Village Lions, Laramie Lumberjacks, Clayton Bootleggers, and St. Joe's.

The latest DI-A Top 20 rankings are out with Life still at the top.

The Red River Conference and Canterbury (a great company!) have come to an agreement.

The Northeast Academy has announced a partnership with the Saratoga Rugby Club.

Alex Goff has college resorts here, here, here, and here. Jackie Finlan has reports here and here.

Rugby 7s Magazine has video from the Tri Tip 7s.

World:

Down in New Zealand they are beginning to think that no one can touch the All Blacks.

A review of Super Rugby is apparently on it's way.

Tana Umaga will be an assistant coach for the Maori All Blacks this November.

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