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Monday, February 8, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review


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Thanks to the Six Nations in Europe keeping most of the league dormant and the Eagles taking some of the top players away, there wasn't a lot of action in Europe over the weekend for Americans overseas. The busiest club for Americans was Saracens with all three getting into the action. Chris Wylester played the full eighty minutes while Hayden Smith started and played 43 minutes. Titi Lamositele came off the bench for the final seven minutes. Also in the Premiership, U.S.-eligible Paddy Ryan also came off the bench and played seven minutes. The only other major action of the weekend was down in France where Samu Manoa started for Toulon in a friendly loss against the Sharks. Some players did get to play in some lower divisions.

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British Isles:

European Champions Cup

Chris Wyles started and played 80 minutes while Hayden Smith started and played 43 minutes for the Saracens as they beat Exeter 14-11 on Saturday. Titi Lamositele came off the bench and played seven minutes.

Paddy Ryan came off the bench and played seven minutes while Eric Fry and Todd Clever were not in the line-up for Newcastle as they lost to Wasps 9-8 on Saturday. Fry and Clever are with the Eagles.

Guinness Pro12 

AJ MacGinty and Connacht had the weekend off.

Callum Black started and played 45 minutes for Ulster as they beat the Dragons 17-15 last Friday.

Greg Peterson and the Glasgow Warriors had the weekend off. Peterson was with the Eagles.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys had the weekend off.

Blaine ScullyCam Dolan, and Cardiff had the weekend off. Scully and Dolan were with the Eagles.

RFU Championship

Tom Bliss was not in the line-up for Ealing as they drew with Doncaster 17-17 on Saturday. Bliss is with the Eagles.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury beat Henley 48-16 on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond beat Cinderford 25-8 on Saturday.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath lost to Wharfedale 21-15 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 beat Belfast Harlequins 22-11 on Saturday. Kearns and Maupin both started.

Ross Deacon was not in the line-up for Lansdowne as they drew with Garryowen 16-16 on Saturday.

Liam Bourke was on the bench for UCD as they beat Galwegians 33-15 on Saturday.

Liam Murphy and Pierce Dargan were not in the line-up for Clontarf as they beat Terenure College 18-14 on Saturday.

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk lost to Navan 25-9 on Saturday.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa started for Toulon as they lost to the Sharks 29-21 last Friday.

Dave Ryan and Agen had the weekend off.

Gagi Bazadze and La Rochelle had the weekend off.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya was not in the line-up for Biarritz as they lost to Mont-de-Marsan 23-17 on Friday. Ngwenya was with the Eagles.

Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they lost to Aix-en-Provence 30-16 on Saturday.

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 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 beat UBCOB 28-19 on Saturday.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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