Monday, February 22, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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Another week and another busy time for Americans overseas. Nowhere were Americans busier than with the Saracens. All three Americans on the team--Chris Wyles, Hayden Smith, and Titi Lamositele--saw significant time for the team as they overcame a red card to beat Gloucester. Both Wyles and Smith started while Lamositele came off the bench in the first half. In total, the trio were on the pitch at the same time for 46 minutes.

In the Pro 12 AJ MacGinty was busy himself. He started at fly-half for Connacht as they put up a big score against Zebre. MacGinty took over the kicking duties halfway into the match and hit three conversion and two penalties for a 12 point day. Also scoring points and based in Ireland are Tim Maupin and Conor Kearns. Both are playing well for Trinity and are starting regularly. Maupin had two tries over the weekend while Kearns chipped in one.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith started and played 80 minutes while Titi Lamositele came off the bench and played 46 minutes as Saracens beat Gloucester 25-12 Saturday.

Paddy RyanEric Fry, and Todd Clever were not in the line-up for Newcastle as they beat Northampton 26-25 on Sunday. Fry and Clever were with the Eagles.

Guinness Pro12 

AJ MacGinty started, played 80 minutes, and had three conversions and two penalties for Connacht as they beat Zebre 51-34 on Saturday.

Greg Peterson came off the bench and played 15 minutes for the Glasgow Warriors as they beat Munster 27-24 last Friday.

Callum Black was not in the line-up for Ulster as they lost to the Scarlets 21-20 on Sunday.

Sam Underhill started, played 40 minutes, and scored a try for the Ospreys as they beat Edinburgh 27-13 last Friday.

Blaine Scully started and played 80 minutes while Cam Dolan was not in the line-up for Cardiff as they lost to Leinster 14-13 on Saturday.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury beat Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath 15-9 on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond beat Darlington Mowden Park 14-7 on Saturday.


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 beat Old Wesley 43-17 on Saturday. Maupin and Kearns started with Maupin scoring two tries and Kearns one.

Ross Deacon started for Lansdowne as they lost to Old Belvedere 26-15 on Saturday.

Liam Bourke came off the bench for UCD as they lost to Terenure College 13-0 last Friday.

Liam Murphy and Pierce Dargan were not in the line-up for Clontarf as they beat Cork Constitution 18-12 on Saturday.

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk lost to Wanderers 32-29 on Saturday.


Top 14

Samu Manoa is injured and was not in the line-up for Toulon as they beat Oynonnax 44-13 on Sunday.

Dave Ryan came off the bench and played 29 minutes for Agen as they lost to Bordeaux 24-19 on Saturday.

Gagi Bazadze was not in the line-up for La Rochelle as they beat Toulouse 28-8 on Saturday.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya started and played 80 minutes for Biarritz as they beat Perpignan 27-21 on Sunday.

Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they beat Narbonne 45-7 on Friday.

Federale 1

Roland Suniula and Chalon had their match against Lavaur postponed.

Seta Tuilevuka and ROC La Voulte-Valence lost to Macon 35-23 on Sunday.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet beat Agde 23-16 on Sunday.


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 lost to Capitolina 13-10 on Sunday.


Super Rugby

Andrew Durutalo and the Sunwolves had the weekend off.


Super Rugby

Marcel Brache and the Western Force had the weekend off.

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 had the weekend off.


Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Devin Ibanez is training and playing with Glenfield.


BC Premier League

Graham HarrimanDerrick Van Klein, and James Bay beat UVic 33-21 on Saturday.


Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.


  1. Some great highlights of MacGinty from the Connacht game. He didnt score any of the tries but he set several of them up with great plays, including the smart little grubber at 1:26.

  2. Yeah, absolutely. He looked very good in these highlights. Multiple times he stepped and freed his runners coming at pace. Sounded like his kicking was decent as well.

  3. Macginty had a great game. He looked very impressive. At this rate another Irish province will steal him from Connacht. That seems to happen a lot.