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Friday, February 12, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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Although it's not the busiest weekend in Europe with France mostly taking time off but it's going to be busy for Americans. In the Premiership all three Americans at Saracens are going to be involved for the club as they play Wasps on Sunday. In the PRO12, AJ MacGinty started for Connacht earlier in the week while both Greg Peterson and Callum Black are set to start as Glasgow plays Ulster.

Two other notes to remind you of this week. Samu Manoa is going to miss at least three months with a knee injury. He's having surgery and could be back for the Top 14 playoffs but he may also miss them. Additionally, Tom Bliss has left Ealing, where he was on loan from Wasps. He's reportedly set to be offered a contract from PRO Rugby.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles will start while Hayden Smith and Titi Lamositele are on the bench as Saracens play Wasps on Sunday.

Paddy RyanEric Fry, and Todd Clever are not in the line-up for Newcastle as they play Leicester today. Fry and Clever are with the Eagles.

Guinness Pro12 

AJ MacGinty started and played 79 minutes for Connacht as they beat the Dragons 26-21 yesterday.

Greg Peterson will start for the Glasgow Warriors as they play Ulster today. Callum Black will start for Ulster.

Sam Underhill will start for the Ospreys as they play Munster on Sunday.

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

RFU Championship

Tom Bliss has left Ealing and will be offered a contract by PRO Rugby.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Rosslyn Park on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond play Henley on Saturday.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath play Loughborough Students 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 have the weekend off.

Ross Deacon and Lansdowne have the weekend off.

Liam Bourke and UCD have the weekend off

Liam MurphyPierce Dargan, and Clontarf have the weekend off

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk have the weekend off.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa is injured and not in the line-up for Toulon as they play Bordeaux on Sunday.

Dave Ryan and Agen have the weekend off.

Gagi Bazadze and La Rochelle have the weekend off.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya and Biarritz have the weekend off.

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac have the weekend off.

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 will start for the Sunwolves as they play the Top League XV in a pre-season match on Saturday.

Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache is not in the line-up for the Western Force as they play the Asia Pacific Dragons on Saturday 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. Hilterbrand is with the Eagles.

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 is not in the line-up for the Chiefs as they play the Waratahs today 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 the Castaway Wanderers on Saturday.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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