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Friday, October 2, 2015

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview

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The World Cup is still taking players away from the action with this week even players in the Federale 1 taking a break. Players that are in action including Todd Clever who will start once again for Newcastle. So far in pre-season it looks like Clever is ready to contribute even if it's off the bench when the Falcon's World Cup players return. Given his form at the World Cup you can probably count Eric Fry as a player that will make an impact for the Falcons. Other players that will be in action this weekend include the American contingent in Ireland. There are an increasing number of Americans in the All Ireland League and it wouldn't shock us to see some of them called into the Eagles next year. In the Southern Hemisphere Toni Pulu will start against while Tom Coolican will be on the bench for the Sydney Stars. 

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Super Rugby

Marcel Brache and the Western Force have finished their season.

National Rugby Championship

Tom Coolican is on the bench for the Sydney Stars as they play Brisbane City today.

James Hilterbrand was not in the line-up for North Harbour Rays as they lost to the Greater Sydney Rams 23-21 on Saturday.

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:


Mike Lawrenson isn't in the line-up while Toni Pulu will start for Counties Manukau as they play Waikato today.


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 will play Sale in pre-season today. Fry is with the Eagles at the World Cup. Clever will start.

Guinness Pro12

Cam Dolan and Blaine Scully are not in the line-up for Cardiff as they play Connacht on Saturday. Dolan and Scully are with the Eagles at the World Cup.

Callum Black is on the bench while Dave Ryan is not in the line-up for Ulster as they play Benetton Treviso on Friday.

Greg Peterson is not in the line-up for the Glasgow Warriors as they play Munster on Friday.  Peterson is with the Eagles at the World Cup.

RFU Championship

Thretton Palamo is not in the line-up for London Welsh as they play London Scottish on Saturday. Palamo is with the Eagles at the World Cup.

Tom Bliss is on the bench as Ealing play Doncaster on Saturday.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath will play the Royal Navy today.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Blaydon on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond play Esher on Saturday.


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 play Bohemians on Saturday.

Ross DeaconGearoid McDonald, and Lansdowne play Galwegians on Saturday.

Liam Murphy and Clontarf play Young Munster on Saturday.

Liam Bourke and UCD play Cork Constitution on Saturday.


Top 14

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

Pro D2

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

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac have the weekend off.

Tai Tuisamoa and Narbonne have the weekend off.

Federale 1

Roland Suniula and Chalon have the weekend off.

Seta Tuilevuka and ROC La Voulte-Valence have the weekend off.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet have the weekend off. Moeakiola is with the Eagles.


Victor Camptat plays for the Toulon Academy. 

Mose Fualaau plays for the Clermont Academy.

Inaki Basauri plays for Stade Nantais. 



Nick Civetta and Viadana are in pre-season. 


Romanian Rugby Championship

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


Top League

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


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay play Westshore on Saturday.


Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines. 

1 comment:

  1. Curtis,

    Todd Clever is a RWC caliber player . . . what makes you think he can't/won't earn a starting position within the Newcastle roster?