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Friday, March 18, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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The Six Nations continues to wreak havoc on European club schedules but despite that it's another full weekend for Americans overseas. Chris Wyles will get another start at Saracens while Hayden Smith and Titi Lamositele will come off the bench. In the Pro12, some teams have the weekend off but others, like Glasgow and Cardiff, are in action. Both Blaine Scully and Cam Dolan will start for Cardiff while Greg Peterson will start for Glasgow.

The other big item to impact Americans overseas is the roster announcement from PRO Rugby. Players like Robbie Shaw, Pierce Dargan, Taku Ngwenya, Roland Suniula, and Nick Civetta have all either left or will be leaving their clubs for the competition. It's unclear if they have already left or if they will be leaving soon. Some of the competitions at the lower levels only have a few matches remaining while others, like the PRO D2 still have a good chunk of the season left. 

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

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

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

Guinness Pro12 

AJ MacGinty and Connacht have the weekend off.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys have the weekend off.

Blaine Scully and Cam Dolan will start for Cardiff as they play Munster today.

Greg Peterson will start for Glasgow as they play Leinster today.

Callum Black and Ulster have the weekend off.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Wharfedale on Saturday. Shaw has signed on to play with Ohio in PRO Rugby.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath play Plymouth on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond play Ampthill on Saturday.

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 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. Dargan has signed with Ohio in PRO Rugby.

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk have the weekend off.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa and Toulon have the weekend off.

Gagi Bazadze and La Rochelle play Stade Francais on Saturday.

Dave Ryan will start for Agen as they lplay Oyonnax on Saturday.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya and Biarritz have the weekend off. Ngwenya has signed with San Diego in PRO Rugby.

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac have the weekend off.

Federale 1

Roland Suniula and Chalon play Anglet on Sunday. Suniula has signed with Ohio in PRO Rugby.

Seta Tuilevuka and ROC La Voulte-Valence play Aubenas on Sunday.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet play Auch on Sunday.

Other

Victor Camptat plays for the Brive Reserves.

Mose Fualaau plays for the Clermont Academy.

Inaki Basauri plays for Stade Nantais.

Japan:

Super Rugby

Andrew Durutalo will start for the Sunwolves as they play the Rebels on Saturday.

Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache started and played 80 minutes for the Western Force as they lost to the Hurricanes 41-6 today.

National Rugby Championship

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 Jaguares on Saturday.

Other

Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Devin Ibanez is training and playing with Glenfield.

Other:

BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and Derrick Van Klein will start for James Bay as they play Seattle on Sunday.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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