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Wednesday, March 8, 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:

Three Eagles made it on to the Dream Teams in Vegas while the men have learned their draw for Vancouver.

We've got lots of photos from Vegas including the men's tournament, women's tournament, and the boy's and girl's elite.

Doug Coil has a great piece on Wheelchair Rugby and what they have coming up.

Derek Catsam ponders if we just saw America's greatest rugby weekend.

Club/College:

The Chicago Lions continued their strong form with a win in the Men's Aces.  The Boy's Elite title went to the EIRA.

Take the jump to read more.

Jackie Finlan has a recap of the Women's Elite and Girl's High School Elite.

The latest Canterbury DI-A Top 20 rankings are out.

Cal are getting set to take on USC and UCLA this weekend.

The NIRA is looking for a conference commissioner.

Queens University of Charlotte is the latest school to add rugby.

St. Mary's, NavyLSU, and Arizona both won over the weekend while Arkansas State and Lindenwood tied.

World:

Both Wales and Ireland have named unchanged teams for their match.

Patrick Johnston examines why South Africa is having so much success on the 7s Series.

Italy have named their squad for their upcoming matches.

Planet Rugby has their latest edition of Loose Pass.

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