Thursday, November 16, 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 should be announcing their roster to play Germany at any time now. We took our best guess and who we think will start.

The big news this week in the U.S. was the announcement that there will be a Super Rugby-ARC double-header in LA

Surprise! France have been awarded the 2023 World Cup despite the board recommending South Africa.

The Austin Elite and the Seattle Seawolves have made some signings. 

The Houston SaberCats were recently featured on the local news.

U.S.A. Rugby has appointed Emilie Bydwell as General Manager of Women's High Performance.

The latest Earful of Dirt and Red, White, and Black Eye podcasts are out.

Take the jump to read more.


The Midwest crowned a few fall champions over the weekend.

The Central Washington women's team is back east for the NIRA tournament.

Alex Goff has more on Tufts and the Red River. Jackie Finlan has more on Penn State.

Rugby League:

The Hawks finished their World Cup campaign with a disappointing loss to Papua New Guinea.


The Ontario Arrows have launched with the hope of joining MLR.


Squads are out for England, France, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Wales, Scotland, Ireland 

Planet Rugby has their latest edition of Loose Pass.

The Samoan Prime Minister says his country needs more money from Tier I nations. 

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