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Monday, November 23, 2015

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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A couple of Americans played central roles for their teams in European play over the weekend. Chris Wyles continues to get a good run of matches for Saracens. He started and scored a try for the Sarries as they beat Ulster. Elsewhere, Blaine Scully started for Cardiff but couldn't help them survive a loss to the Harlequins. Samu Manoa also started in the Champions Cup. In the British & Irish Cup, Cam Dolan and Thretton Palamo both went the full 80 minutes as their two teams clashed. Palamo and London Welsh came out ahead in that meeting. Tom Bliss also started in the competition. Down a rung, Robbie Shaw's Hartpury, Ronnie McLean's Richmond, and Derek Lipscomb's Blackheath sit one, two, and three in the National League One with one of those teams highly likely to gain promotion at the end of the year. Lastly, some teams in France and Ireland had the weekend off.

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British Isles:

European Champions Cup

Chris Wyles started, played 80 minutes and scored a try while Titi Lamositele and Hayden Smith were not in the line-up for Saracens as they beat Ulster 27-9 last Friday. Callum Black started and played 58 minutes for Ulster. Lamositele will start for Saracens Storm in their A-League match against Exeter today.

Greg Peterson was not in the line-up for the Glasgow Warriors as they lost to Northampton 26-15 on Saturday.

European Challenge Cup

Blaine Scully started and played 50 minutes for while Cam Dolan wasn't in the line-up for Cardiff as they lost to Harlequins 32-20 on Thursday. Dolan started and played 80 minutes for the Cardiff Premiership Select in the British & Irish Cup against London Welsh.

AJ MacGinty was not in the line-up for Connacht as they beat Brive 21-17 on Saturday.

Eric FryTodd Clever, and Paddy Ryan were not in the line-up for Newcastle as they beat RC Enisei 55-7 on Sunday.

British & Irish Cup

Thretton Palamo started and played 80 minutes for London Welsh as they beat the Cardiff Premiership Select 33-29 on Saturday.

Tom Bliss started for Ealing as they lost to Rotherham 48-12 on Saturday.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury beat Wharfedale 45-0 on Saturday.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath beat Plymouth 34-3 on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond beat Ampthill 46-10 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 had the weekend off.

Ross DeaconGearoid McDonald, and Lansdowne had the weekend off.

Liam Bourke and UCD had the weekend off.

Liam MurphyPierce Dargan, and Clontarf had the weekend off.


European Champions Cup

Samu Manoa started and played 80 minutes for Toulon as they lost to Wasps 32-6 on Sunday.

Dave Ryan came off the bench and played 40 minutes for Agen as they lost to Edinburgh 27-6 last Friday.

European Challenge Cup

Gagi Bazadze started and played 55 minutes for La Rochelle as they lost to Gloucester 33-20 on Thursday.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya and Biarritz had the weekend off.

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac had the weekend off.

Federale 1

Roland Suniula and Chalon lost to Bobigny 20-3 on Saturday.

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

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet beat Oloron 18-7 on Sunday.


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 beat CUS Roma 35-0 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:


Mike Lawrenson, 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 beat Castaway Wanderers 17-12 on Saturday.


Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines. 

1 comment:

  1. Me thinks it is time for Saracens to loan out Lamisotele. He had a very good World Cup but not playing is going to simply slow that development down. Get him in a set up where he is playing routinely. At 20 years old he has plenty of time .. let the guy develop by playing on a routine basis.