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Monday, November 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:

The Eagles did not have a great outing against the Maori All Blacks losing by a large margin.

We caught up with after the match with Nate Brakeley and James Hilterbrand as well as both post-match press conferences.

Tom Hamilton from ESPNScrum says last weekend's matches are a good jumping off point for American rugby.

PRO Rugby CEO Doug Schoninger is reportedly interested in buying the Eastern Province Kings.

Club/College:

Doug Coil has a recap and interviews from the Wheeling Jesuit vs. Delaware match.

Take the jump to read more.

The Canterbury Red River interviews continue with a Q&A with TCU.

Here are college updates from the Chesapeake, MAC, MARC, Southern Conference, Upstate New York, Notre Dame College over Lindenwood-Belleville, and the Empire.

Parker Vincent is the Red River Player of the Week while Braden Smith is the same from the DI-A West.

World:

Ireland beat the All Blacks for the first time in 111 years and it just happened to be in Chicago. Australia dominated Wales and South Africa drew with the Barbarians.

We were at the match and have a commentary of what we saw.

Ireland have moved up in the World Rugby rankings. Wales have moved down.

The World Rugby men's Player of the Year nominees have been released.

The All Blacks have called up injury cover for George Moala.

Andy Robinson has been officially let go by Bristol.

Planet Rugby has their latest look at who's hot and who's not

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