Friday, November 18, 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:

Veterans like Samu Manoa return to the starting line-up as the Eagles get ready for Tonga. Marcel Brache will make his debut for the team.

Alev Kelter could make her debut for the Women Eagles after being included on the team's tour of France.

Jackie Finlan talked with head coach Peter Baggetta about the team's expectations.

American Steven Knight is going to get a chance to play for the Southland 7s team.


Central Washington and AIC will tangle in a big match in the NIRA playoffs.

Take the jump to read more.

Previews of the women's DI and DII playoffs and the men's DI-AA playoffs are up.

Alex Goff has previews here, here, and here.

The New York 7s are going to feature a top-level girls division.

Rod Tompkins of Wayne State College recently picked up an award.

Here is another great article about rugby growing at the local level.


DTH van der Merwe will captain Canada as they are ready to play Romania.

Rugby League:

American players will apparently have a chance to make the Toronto Wolfpack.


England have finally named their team to play Fiji. Ireland have also named their team.

Air New Zealand and Aer Lingus have got into a bit of a back and forth

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