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Monday, March 21, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review


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The Sunwolves have played three matches so far in Super Rugby and Andrew Durutalo has played every single minute so far for the team. They haven't picked up a win yet but Durutalo is proving himself to be a very capable and useful player in Super Rugby. Maybe his strong play will open up the doors for other Americans. Also in Super Rugby, U.S.-eligible Marcel Brache played for the Western Force.

Over in Europe, Chris Wyles once again went the distance for Saracens. Hayden Smith and Titi Lamositele came off the bench. Both after earning their way into the Saracens team even as the team has slipped from first in the standings. In the Pro12 Blaine Scully and Cam Dolan started for Cardiff while Greg Peterson started for Glasgow. Elsewhere, many of the leagues had the weekend off.   

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles started and played 80 minutes while Hayden Smith (22 minutes) and Titi Lamositele (31 minutes) came off the bench for the Saracens as they lost to Leicester 21-13 on Sunday.

Todd CleverPaddy Ryan, and Eric Fry were not in the line-up for Newcastle as they lost to Bath 21-19 last Friday.

Guinness Pro12 

AJ MacGinty and Connacht had the weekend off.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys had the weekend off.

Blaine Scully started and played 62 minutes while Cam Dolan did the same for 69 minutes for Cardiff as they beat Munster 37-28 last Friday.

Greg Peterson started and played 80 minutes for Glasgow as they beat Leinster 12-6 last Friday.

Callum Black and Ulster had the weekend off.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury beat Wharfedale 54-29 on Saturday. Shaw has signed on to play with Ohio in PRO Rugby.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath lost to Plymouth 20-19 on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond drew with Ampthill 19-19 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 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. Dargan has signed with Ohio in PRO Rugby.

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk had the weekend off.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa and Toulon had the weekend off.

Gagi Bazadze came off the bench and played 30 minutes for La Rochelle as they lost to Stade Francais 33-20 on Saturday.

Dave Ryan started and played 47 minutes for Agen as they lost to Oyonnax 30-28 on Saturday.

Pro D2

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

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac had the weekend off.

Federale 1

Roland Suniula and Chalon had their match against Anglet postponed. Chalon have been given a point deduction. Suniula has signed with Ohio in PRO Rugby.

Seta Tuilevuka and ROC La Voulte-Valence lost to Aubenas 23-17 on Sunday.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet lost to Auch 27-13 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 started and played 80 minutes for the Sunwolves as they lost to the Rebels 35-9 on Saturday.

Australia:

Super Rugby

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

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 was not in the line-up for the Chiefs as they beat the Jaguares 30-26 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 started for James Bay as they beat Seattle 40-31 on Sunday.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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