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Friday, October 9, 2015

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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Things are pretty quiet this weekend overseas once again. Most of the leagues around the world have shut down for the World Cup, including lower division teams in Europe. Leagues that are still active include the RFU Championship, where Tom Bliss will be on the bench for Ealing again, National League One, and Trinity in the All-Ireland League. Hartpury, which is where the Eagles are training, will be playing Richmond, the home of Robbie Shaw. Over in Italy, Nick Civetta has changed clubs over the offseason. He's moved from Viadana in the Eccellenza to Medicei in the Serie A, one step below the Eccellenza. Look for things to pick up against next week with a lot more players returning to their teams and getting involved.   

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Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache and the Western Force have finished their season.

National Rugby Championship

Tom Coolican and the Sydney Stars have the weekend off.

James Hilterbrand is not in the line-up for North Harbour Rays as they lost play the Queensland Country 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:

ITM Cup

Mike Lawrenson is not in the line-up while Toni Pulu will start for Counties Manukau as they play Auckland 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 have the weekend off. All are with the Eagles at the World Cup.

Eric FryPaddy RyanTodd Clever, and Newcastle have the weekend off. Fry is with the Eagles at the World Cup. Clever started for the Falcons.

Guinness Pro12

Cam DolanBlaine Scully, and Cardiff have 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 have the weekend off.  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 Nottingham today. Palamo is with the Eagles at the World Cup.

Tom Bliss is on the bench for Ealing as they play Bristol on Saturday.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Cinderford on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond play Blaydon on Saturday.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath play Ampthill on Saturday.

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 play St. Mary's College today.

Ross DeaconGearoid McDonald, and Lansdowne have the weekend off.

Liam Murphy and Clontarf have the weekend off.

Liam Bourke and UCD have the weekend off.

France:

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.

Other

Victor Camptat plays for the Toulon Academy. 

Mose Fualaau plays for the Clermont Academy.

Inaki Basauri plays for Stade Nantais. 

Italy:

Serie A

Nick Civetta and Medicei 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 have the weekend off.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines. 

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