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Friday, March 4, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview



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Things are getting intense in Europe for Americans overseas. The push for the playoffs is here and while some teams are pretty much established in their respective league's top four or six others are trying to break in. Saracens have been England's top team this season but haven't had results they would fully like the past few weeks. Once again Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith will start for the Saracens but Titi Lamositele isn't in the line-up because he's with the Eagles. Up in Newcastle, none of the three Americans are in the line-up but Eric Fry has an excuse being with the Eagles. AJ MacGinty is going to get another start for Connacht. He's up for Player of the Month for the club. Also in the Pro12, Blaine Scully will start for Cardiff against Greg Peterson who starts for Newcastle. Lastly, Andrew Durutalo and the Sunwolves have the weekend off.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith will start while Titi Lamositele isn't in the line-up for the Saracens as they play Northampton on Saturday. Lamositele is with the Eagles.

Todd CleverPaddy Ryan, and Eric Fry are not in the line-up for Newcastle as they play Worcester today. Fry is with the Eagles.

Guinness Pro12 

AJ MacGinty will start for Connacht as they play Edinburgh today.

Sam Underhill is not in the line-up for the Ospreys as they play Leinster on Saturday.

Blaine Scully will start while Cam Dolan is not in the line-up for Cardiff as they play Greg Peterson and Glasgow on Sunday. Peterson will start.

Callum Black is on the bench for Ulster 23-13 as they play Zebre today.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Ampthill on Saturday.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath play Ronnie McLean and Richmond on Saturday. Lipscomb is in Vegas with the Northeast Academy.

Other

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 Ballymena on Saturday.

Ross Deacon and Lansdowne play Terenure College on Saturday.

Liam Bourke and UCD play Young Munster on Saturday.

Liam MurphyPierce Dargan, and Clontarf play Ballynahinch on Saturday.

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk play Tullamore on Saturday.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa is injured and not in the line-up for Toulon as they play Gagi Bazadze and La Rochelle on Sunday.

Dave Ryan Agen play Racing 92 on Saturday.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya will start for Biarritz as they play Tarbes on Saturday.

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac play Bayonne on Sunday.

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 play Pro Recco on Sunday.

Japan:

Super Rugby

Andrew Durutalo and the Sunwolves have the weekend off.

Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache is on the bench for the Western Force as they play the Reds on Saturday.

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 is not in the line-up for the Chiefs as they play the Chiefs on Saturday.

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 Capilano on Saturday.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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