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Monday, November 30, 2015

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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It wasn't the most adventurous weekend for Americans overseas with the regulars seeing most of the time.  One player that did see good time was AJ MacGinty who started for Connacht in Pro12 play. He played the first 45 minutes before coming off. Having a American fly-half gain the confidence of his coach and get good playing time is going to be big for the Eagles. Other players to start include Chris Wyles and Blaine Scully. Greg Peterson and Titi Lamositele came off the bench for their respective teams.  Several more players will see action today with Lamositele set to start for the Saracens Storm in the "A" League. Also, the entire American contingent at Newcastle will also see time.

Down in France, Dave Ryan and Samu Manoa both saw time in the Top 14. It will be interesting to see if Ryan gets another bite at the Eagles. He was invited to camp a few years back but turned it down to land a contract in Italy. The Eagles coaching staff at the time understood his decision. He had to be on track to be Italy-eligible for that contract. Then he moved to Ireland under similar circumstances. Now in France he doesn't have the same kind of constraints.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles started and played 80 minutes while Titi Lamositele came off the bench and played 17 minutes while Hayden Smith was not in the line-up for Saracens as they beat Worcester 48-18 on Saturday. Lamositele will start for Saracens Storm against London Irish A in the "A" League today.

Eric FryTodd Clever, and Paddy Ryan were not in the line-up for Newcastle as they drew with Sale 15-15 on Saturday. Clever will start while both Fry and Ryan will come off the bench in the Falcons "A" League match against Worcester today.

Guinness Pro12 

Blaine Scully started and played 80 minutes while Cam Dolan wasn't in the line-up for Cardiff as they lost to the Ospreys 13-6 on Saturday.

Callum Black was not in the line-up for Ulster as they lost to Leinster 8-3 last Friday.

Greg Peterson came off the bench and played 12 minutes for the Glasgow Warriors as they beat Benetton Treviso 13-6 last Friday.

AJ MacGinty started and played 45 minutes for Connacht as they beat Munster 18-12 on Saturday.

RFU Championship

Thretton Palamo started and played 80 minutes for London Welsh as they beat Yorkshire Carnegie 10-7 last Friday.

Tom Bliss was not in the line-up for Ealing as they lost to Nottingham 34-22 on Saturday.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury beat Loughborough Students 13-8 on Saturday.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath beat Hull Ionians 26-20 on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond beat Wharfedale 55-12 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 beat the Buccaneers 27-6 on Saturday. Kearns and Maupin started with Maupin scoring a try.

Ross Deacon started and Gearoid McDonald wasn't in the line-up for Lansdowne as they drew with Liam MurphyPierce Dargan, and Clontarf 23-23 on Saturday. Neither Murphy nor Dargan played for Clontarf.

Liam Bourke was not in the line-up as UCD beat Garryowen 13-6 on Saturday.


European Champions Cup

Samu Manoa started and played 62 minutes for Toulon as they beat Clermont 35-9 on Saturday.

Dave Ryan started and played 64 minutes for Agen as they lost to Castres 23-18 on Saturday.

European Challenge Cup

Gagi Bazadze was not in the line-up for La Rochelle as they lost to Montpellier 25-20 last Friday.

Pro D2

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

Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they beat Aix-en-Provence 30-17 last Friday.

Federale 1

Roland Suniula and Chalon beat Soyaux-Angouleme 27-23 on Sunday.

Seta Tuilevuka and ROC La Voulte-Valence drew with Romans 19-19 on Saturday.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet drew with Blagnac 15-15 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 had the weekend off.


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.


Ryan Matyas is training and playing with North Harbour.

Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman started for James Bay as they lost to Castaway Wanderers 31-17 on Saturday.


Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines. 


  1. Liam Bourke has been playing with the UCD J1s recently, who beat MU Barnhall 50-3 on Sunday.

  2. Any idea why Hayden isnt getting anytime with the Saracens?