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Friday, October 7, 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:

Big news out of PRO Rugby as Director of Rugby Steve Lewis and the competition have parted ways.

That comes just a day after CEO Doug Schoninger offered an update on the league.

The other big news yesterday was six teams coming together to form the California Cup, an elite club competition.

Chris Baumann is catching the attention of the New York Times.

Additionally, U.S.A. Rugby confirmed the worst kept secret that the U.S. will play Romania and Tonga this fall.

Alex Goff chats with John Mitchell about navigating player eligibility this fall.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

This weekend's West Coast 7s is loaded with top teams and with top talent.

Both remaining in the Varsity Cup and playing in DI-A remain post-season possibilities for BYU.

Ohio State's Nate Heister has been named the DI-A Player of the Week.

Pat Clifton notes that the latest varsity rugby program is at a two year school.

The Norwich women are going to host a touring team from Australia.

World:

Argentina have made some changes ahead of this weekend.

Trouble for Dan Carter and a few other stars as they have tested positive for steroids.

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