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Thursday, October 5, 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:

After hosting for several years the U.S. has lost their stop on the Women's Sevens Series.

The latest editions of the Red, White, and Black Eye podcast and the Earful of Dirt podcast are out. Also, Dan Payne was the latest guest on the Rugby Wrap Up studio show.

Zinzan Elan-Puttick is the second player to join the Austin Elite.  Phil Mack has joined the Seattle Seawolves as an assistant coach and player.

Pat Clifton checks in with the Eagles 7s who are in pre-season.

The Northeast Academy women's side has enjoyed a strong summer.

Take the jump to read more.


Club/College:

In the ARP Glendale and Old Blue are the top sides so far. Here is a more in-depth recap of Glendale's victory over NYAC.

In DI play the Pittsburgh Harlequins hold a lead in the Mid-Atlantic while Metropolis and the Chicago Lions are the teams to beat in the Midwest.

The Seattle Saracens are back on the winning side. Also in the Northwest, Western Washington won the Thunderdome 7s.

Jackie Finlan has more on Air Force, DI, and Kutztown.

World:

The All Blacks have named their team to face the Springboks who also named their team.

Brad Thorn has been named the new head coach of the Queensland Reds.

Injuries are causing havoc in the 'A' League leading to postponements.

Quade Cooper will be suiting up for the Barbarians against the Wallabies. 

Planet Rugby has their latest edition of Loose Pass.

One hundred years ago the All Blacks captain was killed in World War One.

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