Thursday, September 14, 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:

Dino Waldren is settling in at London Scottish and is looking forward to a big season. 

A lot of attention is on the Newcastle-Saracens match in Philadelphia this weekend. Apparently former Eagles head coach John Mitchell thinks it's "a waste of time."

For Chris Wyles then match in Pennsylvania is a bit of a homecoming. He also got to throw out the first pitch at a Phillies game.

Tommy Bowe says that an American team in the Pro14 could be win-win.

Paddy Ryan is on trial at Bath. If he wants to make the Eagles prop pool he'll need a pro contract.

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Thretton Palamo spent time with Bristol in the 'A' League. Which is a higher level, the 'A' League or the RFU Championship?

The Austin MLR side have named Alain Hyardet as their new head coach.

In other big MLR news the NOLA Gold have signed Sebastian Kalm. That is a big, big signing.

The latest Red, White, and Black Eye podcast is out. As always you should have a listen.

Both Alex Goff and Pat Clifton weigh in on the All-Americans match this weekend.


Atavus athlete on the rise Dion Crowder recently sat down for a Q&A.

7s season is almost underway in the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference.

Jackie Finlan has a nice piece on the San Diego Surfers

Rugby League:

With promotion secured the Toronto Wolfpack have added players ahead of next season.


England have confirmed that they will be playing New Zealand next year.

South Africa and Australia have named their sides for the weekend. 

Andrew Forrest has announced that his Indo-Pacific competition will have six teams.

1 comment:

  1. I stopped caring what Mitchell thinks the moment he bailed on us.