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Monday, February 20, 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 offense was on full display putting up over a half century against Canada on Saturday to go 3-0 in the ARC.

If you missed the match you can check out our match commentary.

After the match we talked with John Mitchell, Todd Clever, Nick Civetta, and Peter Malcolm along with several Canadians.

Joshua Clipperton from The Canadian Press has a Canadian take on the match.

The Women Falcons took home the top prize at the Okinawa 7s over the weekend.

Take the jump to read more.

James Bird was recently interviewed by the BBC on his hopes of playing in the World Cup.

Club/College:

There were several big college matches over the weekend. In the East Coast match Life dominated Arkansas State for the Huckaby Cup.

Cal faced the University of British Columbia in the first leg of the World Cup and unfortunately came out on the losing end.

The other big match was St. Mary's vs. BYU with St. Mary's winning 27-12.

Jackie Finlan has results from women's rugby over the weekend.

Here is more on the NCRC and Baylor over Oklahoma,

World:

The rugby world is in shock over the death of Dan Vickerman.

A couple of coaching moves in Europe with Kieran Keane headed to Connacht and Richard Cockerill going to Edinburgh.

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

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