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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Opening Kick


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National Teams/ODAs:
Alev Kelter was pegged as one to watch by World Rugby.

The latest Red, White, and Black Eye podcast is out just in time for the Vegas 7s.

Stats guru extraordinaire Matt Trenary has his predictions of who will go far over the weekend.

Rugby Utah has named his coaching staff and announced friendlies against a Utah College All-Star team and a Southern Utah select side.

The Women's Falcons are back at it today in the Women's Elite bracket at the LVI.

Take the jump to read more.

There won't be a Men's Falcons team but several players are expected to play with ODAs.

Jake Frechette says there is reason for optimism around the Eagles 15s team and Alex Goff chats with Nate Augspurger.

Club/College:
Lindenwood and Central Washington look to be the teams to beat the CRC qualifier. Our preview is here. Central Washington also has a preview.

The Men's Aces division at the LVI looks to have a lot of depth this year.

Here is our weekly look around DI club play.

The Gold Cup is back and will feature the Chicago Griffins, Metropolis, the Austin Blacks, and Dallas Reds.

Jackie Finlan recaps Pacific South club play and previews BYU vs. Lindenwood.

Alex Goff has more on the NCRC, UNC-Charlotte, and Arkansas.

Jack Casey is the Red River Player of the Month while LSU are forcing teams to take notice.

World:
Scott Fardy is leaving Super Rugby for Europe at the end of the year.

The WRU's takeover of the Dragons is nearly complete.

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