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Friday, January 29, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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The big news today concerning Americans overseas was the word that many of them would be involved in the upcoming Americas Rugby Championship matches, in particular the match against Argentina. Not all, but some of the clubs with Americans on them will have the weekend off the week of the Argentina match. Many Americans are called in as cover for the Six Nations so it will be interesting to see what happens now that clubs know they might lose them during a crucial time.

Of the players seeing game time this weekend, all three Americans at Saracens will be involved. Chris Wyles will start while Hayden Smith and Titi Lamosistele are on the bench. Paddy Ryan and Eric Fry are on the bench for Newcastle while Callum Black, Greg Peterson, and Blaine Scully will all get starts for their team. Lastly, we've added former Metropolis player Derrick Van Klein to our list as he is now playing with James Bay.

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British Isles:

European Champions Cup

Chris Wyles will start while Hayden Smith and Titi Lamositele are on the bench for Saracens as they play Bath on Saturday.

Paddy Ryan and Eric Fry are on the bench while Todd Clever isn't in the line-up for Newcastle as they play Harlequins on Saturday.

Guinness Pro12 

AJ MacGinty is not in the line-up for Connacht as they play Scarlets on Saturday.

Callum Black will start for Ulster as they play Benetton Treviso on Saturday.

Greg Peterson will start for the Glasgow Warriors as they play Sam Underhill and the Ospreys on Sunday. Underhill will start for the Ospreys.

Blaine Scully will start while Cam Dolan is not in the line-up for Cardiff as they play Edinburgh on Saturday.

RFU Championship

Tom Bliss is not in the line-up for Ealing as they play Cornish Pirates on Sunday.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Cinderford on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond play Blaydon on Saturday.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath play Ampthill on Saturday.

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 MaupinConor KearnsWill SimsOisin BradyIan Kinsley, and Kingsley McGowan and Trinity play Dolphin on Saturday.

Ross Deacon and Lansdowne play Liam Bourke and UCD on Saturday.

Liam MurphyPierce Dargan, and Clontarf play Galwegians on Saturday.

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk play Sligo on Saturday.

France:

European Champions Cup/Challenge Cup

Samu Manoa and Toulon play Stade Francais on Sunday.

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

Gagi Bazadze came off the bench and played 1 minutes for La Rochelle as they lost to Brive 28-6 today.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya started and played 80 minutes for Biarritz as they lost to Bayonne 16-13 on Thursday.

Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they beat Beziers 24-10 today.

Federale 1

Roland Suniula and Chalon play Massy on Sunday.

Seta Tuilevuka and ROC La Voulte-Valence play Bressane on Sunday.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet play Nevers on Sunday.

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 play Brescia on Sunday.

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 McMahonPaula 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 HarrimanDerrick Van Klein, and James Bay play Vancouver Rowing Club on Saturday.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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