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Thursday, February 23, 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

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National Teams/ODAs:

If you haven't read it already you need to read Derek Sagehorn's breakdown of the play of Nick Civetta and Nate Brakeley.

Derek also has a look at some the questions surrounding a potential U.S. Pro12 or Super Rugby franchise.

The Eagles roster to face Chile should be announced today. We have a guess at who we think makes it.

Our 30 Tickets to Japan series wrapped up yesterday with a look at the halfbacks and then the rest of the backs.

If you missed the Eagles-Canada match there are now video highlights!

Take the jump to read more.

In what is a cool initiative some folks are trying to put together an invitational team made up of Pacific Islander players in the United States. The registration form is here.

Former U.S.A. Rugby President John D'Amico has passed away.

Club/College:

Chad Wise has a nice article on Morehouse College, a Historically Black College, and their growth in rugby.

The Naval Academy picked up two nice wins over the weekend.

The Mid-South heats up with with two matches this weekend.

The Kansas State Wildcats are ready to get their season started.

It's Scotland for the Penn State men's team during their spring break.

World:

Ireland, Scotland, and France have named their squads for the Six Nations matches this weekend.

Should Hong Kong join the Top League in Japan?

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