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Wednesday, December 21, 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

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National Teams/PRO Rugby/ODAs:

The big news broke yesterday that PRO Rugby has exercised their Voluntary Termination clause in their contracts with players, effectively ending the competition.

In a letter to the players PRO Rugby CEO Doug Schoninger blamed a lack of cooperation from U.S.A. Rugby, something U.S.A. Rugby denies.

Patrick Johnston of the Province has comments from Schoninger and Martin Pengelly does a good job summing up the situation.

Lost in yesterday's buzz is the fact that New Zealand is open to returning to the U.S. in 2017.

Greg Peterson has signed a two year extension with the Glasgow Warriors.

Take the jump to read more.

The kickoff times for the Eagles two ARC matches in Texas have been announced.

Americas Rugby News looks at who the U.S. plays the most internationally.

Club/College:

Stars 7s director Liz Entwhistle correctly sounds off on the USA Sevens marketing.

NSCRO has released their Top 50 rankings for the men.

Alex Solomon has more on the Chesapeake Conference.

Rugby League:

One of the 11 American trialists has earned a spot on the Toronto Wolfpack.

World:

France will apparently only use French passport holders from now on.

Western Province have been officially placed into liquidation.

There will be no sanction for Northampton for their handling of George North's latest concussion. 

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