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Monday, December 14, 2015

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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Success was the word of the weekend of for Americans in the European Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup. Only one match in which an American played did the American's team lose. That was U.S.-eligible Dave Ryan and Agen. Otherwise, Ulster 'A', Glasgow, Saracens, Toulon, Cardiff, and La Rochelle all won. In fairness, Newcastle did lose to Connacht but no American played in that match. None of the Americans at Newcastle are on their European roster while AJ MacGinty is still injured. Also injured is Blaine Scully. The player to have the most success over the weekend was Chris Wyles who scored a great try for Saracnes.

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British Isles:

European Champions Cup

Callum Black was not in the line-up for Ulster as they beat Toulouse 38-0 last Friday. He played for Ulster 'A' in the British & Irish Cup against Scarlets Premiership Select. Ulster won that match 27-19.

Greg Peterson was not in the line-up for the Glasgow Warriors as they beat the Scarlets 43-6 on Saturday.

Chris Wyles started, played 55 minutes, and scored a try for the Saracens while Titi Lamositele and Hayden Smith were not in the line-up as they beat Oyonnax 45-10 on Sunday.

European Challenge Cup 

Eric FryTodd Clever, and Paddy Ryan were not in the line-up for Newcastle as they lost to AJ MacGinty and Connacht 25-10 last Friday. MacGinty was out injured and not in the line-up.

Cam Dolan came off the bench and played 9 minutes while Blaine Scully was not in the line-up for Cardiff as they beat Montpellier 37-27 last Friday. Scully is injured.

RFU Championship

Thretton Palamo was not in the line-up for London Welsh as they beat Nottingham 42-17 on Saturday. Palamo wass in Cape Town with the Eagles 7s.

Tom Bliss came off the bench for Ealing as they lost to Leinster 'A' 45-13 last Friday.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury beat Ronnie McLean and Richmond 27-21 on Saturday.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath beat Coventry 24-16 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 MurphyPierce Dargan, and Clontarf had the weekend off.

Liam Bourke and UCD had the weekend off.


European Champions & Challenge Cups

Samu Manoa started and played 53 minutes for Toulon as they beat Leinster 24-9 on Sunday.

Dave Ryan came off the bench and played 8 minutes for Agen as they lost to Grenoble 40-20 yesterday.

Gagi Bazadze came off the bench and played 23 minutes for La Rochelle as they beat Zebre 27-19 last Friday.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya started and played 80 minutes for Biarritz as they beat Carcassonne 44-16 last Friday.

Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they lost to Perpignan 34-19 last Friday.

Federale 1

Roland Suniula and Chalon had the weekend off.

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

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet had the weekend off.


Victor Camptat plays for the Brive Reserves. 

Mose Fualaau plays for the Clermont Academy.

Inaki Basauri plays for Stade Nantais. 


Serie A

Nick Civetta and Medicei beat Capitolina 26-10 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.


Ryan Matyas is training and playing with North Harbour.

Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay had the weekend off.


Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines. 

1 comment:

  1. Could you guys find out information about the players who do not make the premiership teams but play in the academy and such. I am sure they do local press releases for those teams.