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Thursday, October 6, 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:

If the U.S. can beat Canada in qualifying they'll head to the JWRT in Uruguay next year.

If you haven't seen it already you need to check out Nate Ebner's segment on E:60.

Jake Frechette had a good chat with U.S.A. Rugby CEO Dan Payne about a number of issues.

American Mike O'Brien has been named to the referee panel for the World Sevens Series.

Club/College:

The Midwest and Mid-Atlantic DI seasons are well underway. We have a recap of last weekend's action.

Cal are ready for this weekend's West Coast 7s.

Take the jump to read more.

The Rugby Republic looks at Sacramento State who are about to make their debut in DI-A.

Alex Goff has more on the Davenport vs. Lindenwood-Belleville match and the Empire.

Matoko Noudehou previews the Big Ten as they get ready for a weekend full of matches.

Canada:

The dispute between Rugby Canada and the men's 7s team has been resolved.

World:

The All Blacks have named their team for their big match against South Africa. The Springboks have also named their team.

Australia have gone for size as they take on Argentina.

The November tours are still awhile away but Tonga have named their team.

The Guardian has a great article on Ben Ryan and his thoughts on rugby.

ESPNScrum looks back at Samoa's upset win over Wales at the 1991 World Cup.


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