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Monday, January 30, 2017

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/ODAs:

The Eagles didn't have the tournament they wanted in Wellington. Day one saw a draw with France, a win over Samoa, and then a loss to New Zealand to put them out of the top eight.

On day two they squeaked by Japan thanks to a breakdown win by Danny Barrett and then lost to Kenya.

Jake Frechette looks at the importance of territory for the Eagles at the ARC.

Doug Schoninger was recently in South Africa with an interest in the Eastern Province Kings.

The Northeast Academy has picked their women's team for a tour to Costa Rica.

Take the jump to read more.

College/Club:

Cal had no difficulty finding their way past Utah over the weekend.

Central Washington opened up their spring season with a win over the Vancouver Rowing Club.

BYU made the trek to Souther California over the weekend and came away with some good results.

Rugby is continuing to grow in the Atlanta area.

Jackie Finlan checks in with results from women's rugby.

Alex Goff has the latest from the Red River and California Conferences as well as the NCRC.

Clemson opened up their new field with a win over South Carolina.

Canada:

The Canada 7s had a very strong run in Wellington making it to the top four.

World:

It looks like the women have been mostly relegated off the main stage in Sydney next weekend.

Super Rugby have confirmed the 2017 fixtures and playoff format.

Matt Giteau is leaving Toulon for Japan.

Planet Rugby has their latest edition of who's hot and who's not.

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