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Friday, February 5, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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The Six Nations, both the Americas and the European version have taken their toll on the amount of Americans playing for their clubs overseas this weekend. The likes of Blaine Scully, Eric Fry, Todd Clever, Greg Peterson, and Taku Ngwenya are all with the Eagles as they get ready to play Argentina on Saturday. However, even if they were with their clubs most of them would have the weekend off. The entire Top 14 is taking a break while almost all of the Pro12 and Premiership are doing the same. One of the big exceptions is in the Premiership where both Saracens and Newcastle will play. Fry and Clever are away from Newcastle but U.S.-eligible prop Paddy Ryan is on the bench for the Falcons. At Saracens, all three Americans will be involved. Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith will both start while Titi Lamositele is on the bench.

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British Isles:

European Champions Cup

Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith will start while Titi Lamositele is on the bench for Saracens as they play Exeter on Sunday.

Paddy Ryan is on the bench while Eric Fry and Todd Clever are not in the line-up for Newcastle as they play Wasps on Saturday. Fry and Clever are with the Eagles.

Guinness Pro12 

AJ MacGinty and Connacht have the weekend off.

Callum Black will start for Ulster as they play the Dragons today.

Greg Peterson and the Glasgow Warriors have the weekend off. Peterson is with the Eagles.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys have the weekend off.

Blaine ScullyCam Dolan, and Cardiff have the weekend off. Scully and Dolan are with the Eagles.

RFU Championship

Tom Bliss is not in the line-up for Ealing as they play Doncaster on Saturday. Bliss is with the Eagles.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Henley on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond play Cinderford on Saturday.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath play Wharfedale 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 KearnsJake FeuryWill SimsOisin Brady, and Ian Kinsley, and Trinity play Belfast Harlequins on Saturday. .

Ross Deacon and Lansdowne play Garryowen on Saturday.

Liam Bourke and UCD play Galwegians on Saturday.

Liam MurphyPierce Dargan, and Clontarf play Terenure College on Saturday.

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk play Navan on Saturday.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa and Toulon have the weekend off.

Dave Ryan and Agen have the weekend off.

Gagi Bazadze and La Rochelle have the weekend off.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya is not in the line-up for Biarritz as they play Mont-de-Marsan on Friday. Ngwenya is with the Eagles.

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac play Aix-en-Provence on Saturday.

Federale 1

Roland Suniula and Chalon have the weekend off.

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

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet have 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 have 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 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

Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Devin Ibanez is training and playing with Glenfield.

Other:

BC Premier League

Graham HarrimanDerrick Van Klein, and James Bay play UBCOB on Saturday.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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