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Tuesday, April 4, 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:

There is no official announcement yet but it looks like Adidas will outfit the Eagles.

Psalm Wooching will be playing at the Hong Kong 10s making four Americans in the competition.
Wooching was also the subject of this CNN profile.

The U.S. Rugby Foundation has announced their 2017 Hall of Fame class.

Pat Blair and Brett Thompson are in the kitchen supporting the Olympic Guide to Food.

In case you missed it the Women Eagles dropped their second Can-Am match to Canada.

Club/College:

The U.S.A. Rugby Trust has an excellent piece on the Prentice's who are committed to helping the Eagles to Ireland.

Take the jump to read more.

Rugby Utah has reorganized their structure with some key players shifting.

Quinnipiac is struggling to gain recognition at their own university.

Doug Coil has the latest from the Hawaii Rugby Union.

Jason Graves has a chat with Nampa head coach Chris Kovac.

The Austin Huns picked up a nice win over Rugby Utah at home last Saturday.

Ryan Turner has an awesome photo gallery of the BYU-Central Washington match. Here is a recap of that match.

In another big college match Life beat Davenport over the weekend.

SDSU just got back from a trip to Georgia. The country, not the state.

Alex Goff has the latest speculation on the DI-A playoffs. Brown and UC-Davis are in the DI-AA playoffs.

Baylor used a late try to win the Red River title.

World:

The European finals will be heading to Bilbao and Edinburgh the next couple of years.

Gloucester have signed Johan Ackermann as their new head coach.

Portugal have qualified for the Junior World Rugby Trophy.

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