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Monday, December 28, 2015

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review


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The Christmas holiday meant that for some Americans overseas it was time off but for others, especially those in the top leagues, it was a busy weekend. Of the the players to be busy was AJ MacGinty who is back from a knee injury. He came on as a second half substitute and scored Connacht's only points in their loss to Ulster. U.S.-eligible prop Callum Black came off the bench for significant minutes for Ulster. Also in the PRO 12, Greg Peterson came off the bench for Glasgow in their loss to Edinburgh while Cam Dolan came off the bench for Cardiff. In the Premiership, Chris Wyles started for Saracens once again while Todd Clever came off the bench for Newcastle. There are 'A' League matches today with Titi Lamositele set to take part for the Saracens Storm. Down in France, Toulon could use the injured Samu Manoa while both Dave Ryan and Gagi Badzadze played for their respective teams.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Todd Clever came off the bench and played 6 minutes for Newcastle on Saturday as they lost to Leicester 22-10. Eric Fry and Paddy Ryan did not dress for Newcastle.

Chris Wyles started and played 80 minutes for Saracens as they beat Wasps 26-16 on Saturday. Titi Lamositele and Hayden Smith did not dress for Saracens. Lamositele is on the bench for the Saracens Storm as they play Wasps tonight in the 'A' League.

Guinness Pro12

Greg Peterson came off the bench and played 18 minutes for Glasgow as they lost to Edinburgh 23-11 on Sunday.

AJ MacGinty came off the bench and played 23 minutes for Connacht as they lost to Callum Black and Ulster 10-3 on Saturday. Black came off the bench and played 37 minutes.

Cam Dolan came off the bench and played 15 minutes for Cardiff while Blaine Scully was not in the line-up as they beat the Dragons 21-20 on Sunday.

RFU Championship

Tom Bliss was not in the line-up for Ealing as they beat London Scottish 28-22 on Saturday.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury had the weekend off.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond had the weekend off.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath had the weekend off.

Other

Will Magie plays with Old Albanians.

Ollie Drew plays with Bournemouth University.

Louis Mulholland plays with Bath University and occasionally with Cheshunt.

Dan Hostetler plays with Cardiff University.

All Ireland League

Tim Maupin, Conor Kearns, Will SimsOisin Brady, Ian Kinsley, and Kingsley McGowan and Trinity have the weekend off.

Ross Deacon and Lansdowne have the weekend off.

Liam Murphy, Pierce Dargan, and Clontarf had the weekend off.

Liam Bourke and UCD had the weekend off.

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk had the weekend off.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa is injured and was not in the line-up for Toulon as they lost to Toulouse 31-8 on Sunday.

Dave Ryan started and played 60 minutes for Agen as they lost to Montpellier 45-20 on Sunday.

Gagi Bazadze came off the bench and played 23 minutes for La Rochelle as they lost to Pau 15-11 on Sunday.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya and Biarritz had the weekend off.

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac had the weekend off.

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.

Other

Victor Camptat plays for the Brive Reserves.

Mose Fualaau plays for the Clermont Academy.

Inaki Basauri plays for Stade Nantais.

Italy:

Serie A

Nick Civetta and Medicei had the weekend off.

Japan:

Super Rugby

Andrew Durutalo and the Sunwolves are in pre-season.

Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache and the Western Force are in pre-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 McMahon, Paula HafokaChris Chapman, and Sydney University have finished their season.

Kevin Reed and Manly have finished their season.

New Zealand:

Super Rugby

Toni Pulu and the Chiefs are in pre-season.

Other

Ryan Matyas is training and playing with North Harbour.

Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Other:

BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay had the weekend off.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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