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Thursday, February 9, 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:

Derek Sagehorn has an excellent piece breaking down what the Eagles can expect from Brazil.

We predict who we think will start for the Eagles against the South Americans.

Peter Malcolm had a solid debut for the Eagles. He talked about it with Alex Goff.

You asked and we answered. Answers to the latest Q&A are up.

Rugby Wrap Up shares the sanctioning agreement between PRO Rugby and U.S.A. Rugby. Pat Clifton shares his thoughts on the matter.

USA Rugby and USA Football have formed a partnership.

Take the jump to read more.

Club/College:

Some members of the Fijian Olympic team will be playing in this year's Serevi RugbyTown 7s.

The Rugby Republic has an interview with Santa Monica's new head coach.

Jackie Finlan has more on SoCal DII and Michaela Staniford coaching in the United States.

Alex Goff previews the Southern Conference.

UR7s has an interview with new Penn State coach James Willocks.

Central Washington will take on Seattle-area side Valley this weekend.

Koma Gandy Fischbein has been picked as the new Navy 7s head coach.

Alex Solomon looks at four teams that missed the DI-A playoffs last year and asks if they can make it this year.

World:

England, Ireland, Wales, and Italy have all named their teams for the weekend.

Good news for Patrick Tuipulotu as he's been cleared of doping charges.

The BBC takes a deep dive into why Georgia are not in the Six Nations. 

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