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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review


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The World Cup forced most of the top leagues around the world into a break for a couple of weeks but that wouldn't really matter for most of the Americans in those leagues as most of the players are with the Eagles at the World Cup. Of the players that did see action, Tom Coolican started and was shown a yellow in a heavy defeat for the Sydney Stars. In New Zealand, Mike Lawrenson was rested while Toni Pulu started and put in a full shift. Over in England, Tom Bliss saw his first action for Ealing but couldn't help them to a win. Also in England, Ronnie McLean is standing out for his new side Richmond. 

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Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache and the Western Force have finished their season.

National Rugby Championship

Tom Coolican started and was shown a yellow card for the Sydney Stars as they lost to the Canberra Vikings 76-16 on Thursday.

James Hilterbrand and the North Harbour Rays had the weekend off.

Shute Shield

James McMahonChris Chapman, and Sydney University have finished their season.

Paula Hafoka and Eastwood have finished their season.

Kevin Reed and Manly have finished their season.

New Zealand:

ITM Cup

Mike Lawrenson wasn't in the line-up while Toni Pulu started and played 80 minutes for Counties Manukau as they beat Northland 42-17 on Saturday.

Other

Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Mika Maeva is training and playing with Marist.

Chance Doyle is training and playing with Johnsonville.

British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris WylesHayden SmithTiti Lamositele, and Saracens are in pre-season. All are with the Eagles at the World Cup.

Eric FryPaddy RyanTodd Clever, and Newcastle are in pre-season. Fry is with the Eagles at the World Cup.

Guinness Pro12

Cam DolanBlaine Scully and Cardiff had the weekend off. Dolan and Scully are with the Eagles at the World Cup.

Callum BlackDave Ryan and Ulster have the weekend off.

Greg Peterson and the Glasgow Warriors had the weekend off.  Peterson is with the Eagles at the World Cup.

RFU Championship

Thretton Palamo was not in the line-up for London Welsh as they beat Moseley 17-6 on Saturday. Palamo is with the Eagles at the World Cup.

Tom Bliss came off the bench and played 14 minutes for Ealing as they lost to Yorkshire 40-28 on Sunday.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury beat Coventry 23-21 on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond beat Flyde 29-27.

Other

Will Magie plays with Old Albanians.

Jona Cali plays with Grove.

Ollie Drew plays with Bournemouth University.

Louis Mulholland plays with Bath University.

All Ireland League

Tim MaupinPierce DarganConor KearnsOisin BradyIan Kinsley, and Kingsley McGowan and Trinity had the weekend off.

Ross DeaconGearoid McDonald, and Lansdowne play Cork Constitution on Saturday.

Liam Murphy and Clontarf play Old Belvedere today.

Liam Bourke and UCD play Ballynahinch on Saturday.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa and Toulon had the weekend off. Manoa is with the Eagles.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya and Biarritz had the weekend off. Ngwenya is with the Eagles.

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac had the weekend off.

Tai Tuisamoa and Narbonne had the weekend off.

Federale 1

Roland Suniula and Chalon lost to Massy 26-16 on Sunday.

Seta Tuilevuka and ROC La Voulte-Valence lost to Bressane 25-9 on Saturday.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet lost to Nevers 36-6 on Saturday. Moeakiola is with the Eagles.

Other

Victor Camptat plays for the Toulon Academy. 

Mose Fualaau plays for the Clermont Academy.

Inaki Basauri plays for Stade Nantais. 

Italy:

Eccellenza

Nick Civetta and Viadana are in pre-season. 

Romania:

Romanian Rugby Championship

Andrew Suniula and CSM Bucuresti are in their summer break.  Suniula is with the Eagles at the World Cup.

Japan:

Top League

Anthony Estrella and Toshiba Fuchu Brave Lupus are in pre-season. 

Other:

BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay are in pre-season.

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines. 

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