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Monday, March 28, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review


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There is a lot to talk about concerning Americans overseas thanks to the weekend's results. Let's start in England where Chris Wyles made his 200th appearance for the Saracens. To boot he score a try in the match as the Saracens one a big match. Earning 200 appearances is a huge milestone for a player that almost gave up rugby at one point. Titi Lamositele also made an appearance in the match. Over in Ireland, AJ MacGinty hit a crucial conversion for Connacht.

Over in Super Rugby, Andrew Durutalo scored the quickest try in the competition this year but unfortunately the Sunwolves weren't able to get the win. Additionally, U.S.-eligible Toni Pulu made his debut for the Chiefs as they romped over the Western Force. Pulu scored during the match.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles started, played 80 minutes, and scored a try while Hayden Smith was not in the line-up and Titi Lamositele came off the bench and played 17 minutes for the Saracens as they beat Exeter 36-18 on Saturday.

Todd CleverPaddy Ryan, and Eric Fry were not in the line-up for Newcastle as they lost to Wasps 34-20 last Sunday.

Guinness Pro12 

AJ MacGinty started, played 60 minutes, and hit a crucial conversion as Connacht beat Leinster 7-6 last Saturday.

Sam Underhill started and played 80 minutes for the Ospreys as they lost to the Scarlets 25-16.

Blaine Scully and Cam Dolan are not in the line-up for Cardiff as they beat Benetton Treviso 56-8 last Friday. Scully is injured.

Greg Peterson was not in the line-up for Glasgow as they beat Callum Black and Ulster 27-17 on Friday. Black started and played 63 minutes

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury had the weekend off. Shaw has signed on to play with Ohio in PRO Rugby.

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. Dargan has signed with Ohio in PRO Rugby.

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk beat Midleton 16-15 on Saturday.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa and Toulon beat Racing 21-20. Manoa is out injured.

Gagi Bazadze was not in the line-up for La Rochelle as they lost to Stade Francais 39-23 on Saturday.

Dave Ryan was not in the line-up for Agen as they lost to Montpellier 45-21 on Saturday.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya started and played 80 minutes for Biarritz as they lost to Colomiers 20-19 on Sunday. Ngwenya has signed with San Diego in PRO Rugby.

Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they beat Montauban 18-15 on Saturday.

Federale 1

Roland Suniula and Chalon play have forfeited the rest of the season. Suniula has signed with Ohio in PRO Rugby.

Seta Tuilevuka and ROC La Voulte-Valence lost to Chambery 42-6 on Saturday.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet beat Oloron 19-17 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, played 80 minutes, and scored a try for the Sunwolves as they lost to the Bulls 30-27 on Saturday.

Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache started and played 28 minutes for the Western Force as they lost to the Chiefs 53-10- on Saturday.

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 came off the bench, played 25 minutes, and scored a try for the Chiefs as they beat the Western Force 53-10 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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