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Monday, March 14, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review


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Once again all three Americans were on the pitch for Saracens but what made it different this weekend as that they were doing it on American soil. London Irish may have got most of the attention as the "home team" in Saturday's match in New York but for a lot of fans they were there to see Chris Wyles, Hayden Smith, and Titi Lamositele. Both Wyles and Smith started with Wyles coming off in the 79th minute for well deserved applause from the fans. Lamositele came on at halftime as Saracens won. When all is said and done that could be the last match on U.S. soil for both Wyles and Smith.

Elsewhere the Pro12 and most of the lower divisions had the weekend off. A notable exception was in France where Taku Ngwenya once again scored a try for Biarritz. Also, Christian Ostberg once again came off the bench for Aurillac. He's gaining good time with the club and it wouldn't shock us to see him called into the Eagles this summer. 

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith both started (Wyles played 79 minutes, Smith 80) while Titi Lamositele came off the bench for 40 minutes for the Saracens as they beat London Irish 26-16 on Saturday.

Todd CleverPaddy Ryan, and Eric Fry were not in the line-up for Newcastle as they lost to Exeter 32-17 on Saturday.

Guinness Pro12 

AJ MacGinty and Connacht had the weekend off.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys had the weekend off.

Blaine ScullyCam Dolan, and Cardiff had the weekend off.

Greg Peterson and Glasgow had the weekend off.

Callum Black and Ulster had the weekend off.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury had the weekend off.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath had the weekend off.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond had the weekend off.

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 had the weekend off.

Ross Deacon and Lansdowne had the weekend off.

Liam Bourke and UCD had the weekend off.

Liam MurphyPierce Dargan, and Clontarf had the weekend off.

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk had the weekend off.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa is injured and was not in the line-up for Toulon as they beat Grenoble 38-8 on Saturday.

Gagi Bazadze started and played 65 minutes for La Rochelle as they beat Pau 35-16 on Saturday.

Dave Ryan started and played 61 minutes for Agen as they lost to Castres 50-6 on Saturday.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya started, played 80 minutes, and scored a try for Biarritz as they beat Narbonne 26-20 on Thursday.

Christian Ostberg came off the bench and played 12 minutes for Aurillac as they beat Tarbes 20-17 last Friday.

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 beat Gran Sasso 33-27 on Sunday.

Japan:

Super Rugby

Andrew Durutalo started and played 80 minutes for the Sunwolves as they lost to the Cheetahs 31-31 on Saturday.

Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache was not in the line-up for the Western Force as they lost to the Brumbies 31-14 last Friday.

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 was not in the line-up for the Chiefs as they beat the Southern Kings 58-24 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 had the weekend off.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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