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Thursday, May 11, 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/MLR/ODAs:


World Rugby has changed the residency requirement from three years to five beginning in 2020. This will probably have the opposite impact or the Eagles as most Tier II countries.

The Houston Strikers have added Charlie Hewitt who has Premiership experience with Worcester.

Olympian Kathryn Johnson and her family were recently profiled for their work with youth.

Several Americans finished their European seasons strong. More in Eagles Abroad.

Club/College:

It's going to be a busy Saturday in Utah with youth finals as the Utah Select XV against the Austin Huns.

Take the jump to read more.

The New York City area is putting together an all-star team and are holding tryouts.

Alex Solomon checks in with the men's club teams advancing in the playoffs.

The University of Minnesota has named Jimmy Hanson as their new head coach.

Doug Coil has more on rugby in Alaska, as well as the Hawaii Harlequins trip to Rapa Nui and 7s on the island.

Infinity Park has a cool promo for the College 7s Nationals.

Jackie Finlan has a good piece on DI contender Harrisburg.


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