Monday, September 19, 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:

The U.S. Wheelchair team finished with silver in Rio after falling to Australia in double overtime.

To reach the final they beat rivals Canada in the semi-finals.

Roland Suniula has joined up with the Tiger Rugby folks. We chatted with him about why he moved into coaching and the Ohio Aviators season.

Newcastle recently introduced American signee Nick Civetta to fans.


A U-21 pilot program has been launched by the Texas Rugby Union with the blessing of U.S.A. Rugby.

Lindenwood finished third at the Red Bull Uni 7s. Doug Coil has a recap. He also recaps Western State's win over the Colorado School of Mines.

Take the jump to read more.

Jackie Finlan talks with Glendale's Kitt Ruiz about their win over ORSU. She also has more on a win by the Surfers, James River, Vassar, and more scores.

AIC recently profiled Marquis Walker in an excellent piece he wrote himself.

Alex Goff has more college results here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

We'll have more club and college recaps later on.


Patrick Johnston examines some of the turmoil surrounding the Canada 7s team as well as Vancouver possibly being included in a Rugby League World Cup bid.


The All Blacks have named their team for matches in Argentina and South Africa.

Chris Ashton has been accused of biting.

The Uruguay U-20 team has qualified for next year's Junior World Rugby Trophy.

Chile is going to play South Korea in a two match series in November.

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