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Monday, May 22, 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:

The Eagles made their fifth semi-final of the season at the London 7s. They lost to Canada in the 3rd/4th match, lost to Scotland in the semis, and beat Australia in the quarterfinals.

On day one they had a disappointing loss to Wales but rebounded with a big win over Kenya and a win over South Africa, their first win over the Blitzbokke all year.

Perry Baker was named to the Dream Team in London but more importantly he and Danny Barrett were named to the season Dream Team.

Georgia have named their training squad. They take on the U.S. in Atlanta in less than a month.

The Houston Strikers have signed former Ulster prop Adam Macklin.

Take the jump to read more.

Jake Frechette breaks down how the U.S. might be able to beat Ireland next month.

Club/College:

NYAC and the Austin Huns will play for the DI final. NYAC beat the Chicago Lions and the Huns beat Belmont Shore on Sunday. Here is a recap of Saturday's action.

Lindenwood are the men's and women's College 7s champions after strong tournaments over the weekend. Full recap of Sunday's play to come but you can get caught up on Saturday and Friday for the men.

Life have moved on to the men's DII final after winning in the East.

Rugby League:

The Toronto Wolfpack are set to have more American involvement next week.

World:

Wellington have lost their spot on the Sevens Series with Hamilton taking over.

Planet Rugby checks in with who's hot and who's not

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