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Monday, October 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

National Teams/PRO Rugby/ODAs:

The Selects didn't have the greatest ending to their Americas Pacific Challenge losing to Uruguay 'A.' The scrum and penalties were a major problem.

Good news for Chris Coyle as he's made the Brumbies 7s team. That's a big step for a player that could be in the Eagles at some point.

Club/College:

Central Washington fight off several tough opponents to take home the NCRC 7s title.  Meanwhile the women's team beat Quinnipiac.

The college season is in the thick of the fall season and there are recaps of the Chesapeake, SCRC, New England, Cardinal, the Big 10,  and the Empire.

Take the jump to read more.

Several players returned from playing in New Zealand to make an impact in the WPL.

World:

Sad news out of Munster as Anthony Foley died suddenly over the weekend in Paris. The team's match against Racing 92 was postponed.

Aaron Smith won't be playing for the All Blacks against Australia.

Dan Carter has been cleared of all doping charges.

The Rugby Americas North will be held in Trinidad and Tobago without the Eagles.

Planet Rugby has their latest edition of who's hot and who's not.

Kenya has named a new 7s coach after some turmoil.

Toulon are reportedly eyeing Israel Dagg as their next big target.

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