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Friday, November 27, 2015

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview

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It's back to league play for Americans overseas in Europe. After a couple of weeks playing European rugby several Americans are set to get starts for their clubs this weekend. At the top of the list this week is Samu Manoa who will get the start in the big Toulon-Clermont match. That match can be seen on ESPN3. Other players starting include Chris Wyles and Blaine Scully. Titi Lamositele will come off the bench again for Saracens while Thretton Palamo will start for London Irish. After thawing out from his trip to Siberia, AJ MacGinty has done enough to earn a starting place for Connacht as they take on Irish rivals Munster. For all the young and developing players like MacGinty, Lamositele, and Palamo, getting the solid amount of game time that they are seeing is a great thing.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles will start and Titi Lamositele will come off the bench while Hayden Smith is not in the line-up for Saracens as they play Worcester on Saturday.

Eric FryTodd Clever, and Paddy Ryan are not in the line-up for Newcastle as they play Sale on Saturday.

Guinness Pro12 

Blaine Scully will start while Cam Dolan isn't in the line-up for Cardiff was they play the Ospreys on Saturday.

Callum Black is not in the line-up for Ulster as they play Leinster today.

Greg Peterson is on the bench for the Glasgow Warriors as they play Benetton Treviso today.

AJ MacGinty will start for Connacht as they play Munster on Saturday.

RFU Championship

Thretton Palamo will start for London Welsh as they play Yorkshire Carnegie today.

Tom Bliss is not in the line-up for Ealing as they play Nottingham on Saturday. He has seen time with the Wasps A-League side.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Loughborough Students on Saturday.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath play Hull Ionians on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond play Wharfedale 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 MaupinConor KearnsOisin BradyIan Kinsley, and Kingsley McGowan and Trinity play the Buccaneers on Saturday.

Ross DeaconGearoid McDonald, and Lansdowne play Liam Murphy, Pierce Dargan, and Clontarf on Saturday.

Liam Bourke and UCD play Garryowen on Saturday.


European Champions Cup

Samu Manoa will start for Toulon as they play Clermont on Saturday.

Dave Ryan will start for Agen as they play Castres on Saturday.

European Challenge Cup

Gagi Bazadze is not in the line-up for La Rochelle as they play Montpellier today.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya started and played 80 minutes for Biarritz as they beat Dax 15-10 yesterday.

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac play Aix-en-Provence today.

Federale 1

Roland Suniula and Chalon play Soyaux-Angouleme on Sunday.

Seta Tuilevuka and ROC La Voulte-Valence play Romans on Saturday.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet play Blagnac on Saturday.


Victor Camptat plays for the Toulon Academy. 

Mose Fualaau plays for the Clermont Academy.

Inaki Basauri plays for Stade Nantais. 


Serie A

Nick Civetta and Medicei play Primavera on Sunday.


Romanian Rugby Championship

Andrew Suniula and CSM Bucuresti have finished their season.


Super Rugby

Marcel Brache and the Western Force have finished their season.

National Rugby Championship

Tom Coolican and the Sydney Stars have finished their season.

James Hilterbrand and the North Harbour Rays have finished their season.

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:


Toni Pulu and Counties Manukau have finished their season.


Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Mika Maeva is training and playing with Marist.

Chance Doyle is training and playing with Johnsonville.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay play Castaway Wanderers on Saturday.


Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines. 


  1. Any reason that fry and clever both not getting time recently?

  2. Falcons have been playing in the European Cup for the past few weeks. As Americans they didn't qualify for the team.