Monday, January 27, 2014

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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Scott LaValla and Stade Francais have to feel pretty good about themselves. After a few season struggling in the middle of the Top 14 the club now finds itself at the top of the table. Much of that is due to LaValla who put in another 80 minute shift this last weekend. Other Americans with strong weekends include Eric Fry and Ronnie McLean, both of whom had tries. Chris Wyles saw time against the Sharks while Hayden Smith made his return debut for the Saracens. Luke Hume is still awaiting his debut.

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British Isles:

LV= Cup

Chris Wyles started and played 80 minutes for Saracens as they beat the Sharks 23-15 in a friendly on Saturday. Hayden Smith started and played 70 minutes for the team as they beat Newcastle 41-8 in the LV= Cup on Sunday. Titi Lamositele was not in the line-up for either of Saracens matches.

Blaine Scully started and played 80 minutes for Leicester as they lost to Harlequins 20-6 on Saturday. Pasqualle Dunn was not in the line-up for Leicester. 

Neither Samu Manoa nor Cam Dolan will were in the line-up for Northampton as they beat the Dragons 34-16 on Saturday.

Hanno Dirksen was not in the line-up for the Ospreys as they lost to Exeter 36-22 on Saturday.

Andrew Suniula started and played 65 minutes for London Wasps as they beat London Irish 22-15 on Saturday. 

RaboDirect Pro12

Callum Black and Ulster had the weekend off.

Dave Ryan and Zebre had the weekend off.

James Hilterbrand and Edinburgh had the weekend off.

RFU Championship

Eric Fry started, played 70 minutes, and scored a try for London Scottish as they beat Cornish Pirates 25-6 on Saturday. Robbie Shaw was not in the line-up. 

Ronnie McLean started, played 80 minutes, and scored a try for Ealing as they lost to Moseley 22-12 on Saturday. Will Magie was not in the line-up. 

National League 1

Tom Bliss and Loughborough lost to Flyde 56-12 on Saturday. 


Jared Stewart is a member of the Newcastle academy. 

All Ireland League

Pierce DarganConor KearnsColton Cariaga, and Trinity (Dublin University) lost to Corinthians 23-22 on Saturday.

Ross Deacon, Gearoid McDonald and Landsdowne beat Garryowen 13-9 on Saturday.

John Quill and Dolphin beat Ballynahinch 13-0 on Saturday. 

Liam Bourke and UCD lost to Cork Constitution 14-6 on Saturday.


Amlin Challenge Cup

Taku Ngwenya and Biarritz had their match against Oyonnax postponed. 

Scott LaValla started and played 80 minutes for Stade Francais as they beat Castres 32-6 last Friday. 

Pro D2

Seta Tuilevuka was not in the line-up for Beziers as they lost to Agen 28-16 on Saturday.

Inaki Basauri was not in the line-up for Tarbes as they beat Bressane 14-9 on Saturday.

Luke Hume was not in the line-up for Narbonne as they lost to Pau 25-19 on Sunday.

Federale 1

Mate Moeakiola came off the bench and played 32 minutes for L’Uson as they beat Cognac 47-0 on Sunday.

Roland Suniula started and played 80 minutes for Vienne as they lost to La Seyne 35-12 on Sunday.



Nick Civetta started and played 80 minutes for Lazio as they beat Reggio 38-10 on Saturday.


Top League

Todd Clever and the NTT Shining Arcs have finished their season.

Anthony Estrella and Toshiba Fuchu Brave Lupus have finished their season.

South Africa:


Derek Asbun and the University of Cape Town are in their offseason.


Super Rugby

Marcel Brache and Western Force are in pre-season. 

Shute Shield

Tyler Spitz and Eastwood are in their offseason.

1 comment:

  1. Liam Bourke is back playing with the UCD U-20A's. They played Blackrock College Monday and won 52-10. Bourke kicked 12 points.