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Monday, April 25, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review


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The hunt for two championships is still alive for the Americans at Saracens. Chris Wyles started once again for the club while Titi Lamositele--who is 21, and barely that, to remind you--came off the bench as they beat Wasps to make the Champions Cup final. They will play the Dan Carter led Racing 92 team. That was pretty much it for teams in the top three leagues in Europe. However, Lamositele and Hayden Smith, as well as Todd Clever and Eric Fry, got run outs for their teams in the 'A' League semi-finals. Both lost.

Down in the lower leagues of Europe Ronnie McLean and Richmond have clinched promotion with one round to play. It will make a one year absence for McLean who moved from Ealing to Richmond in the offseason. As with all clubs that gain promotion we'll have to shake out if McLean stays with the team. Over in Ireland, the players at Trinity have moved on in the promotion hunt and will have one match next week to decide their fate. Last but not least, Andrew Durutalo started for the Sunwolves as they won for the first time in their history.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles started and played 80 minutes while Titi Lamositele came off the bench and played 4 minutes for the Saracens as they beat the Wasps 24-17 on Saturday in the European Champions Cup semi-finals. Hayden Smith starter along with Lamositele for the Saracens Storm today in the their 16-12 loss to the Northampton Wanderers in the 'A' League semi-finals.

Todd CleverPaddy RyanEric Fry and Newcastle lost their 'A' League fixture to Exeter today. Clever started and Fry came off the bench. Ryan did not play.

Guinness Pro12 

AJ MacGinty and Connacht had the weekend off.

Callum Black and Ulster 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.

National League 1

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath beat Esher 24-21 on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond lost to Rosslyn Park 25-22on Saturday.

Other

Ollie Drew plays with Bournemouth University.

Louis Mulholland plays with Bath University and occasionally with Cheshunt. He's with the Junior All-Americans.

Dan Hostetler plays with Cardiff University.

All Ireland League

Tim MaupinConor KearnsJake FeuryWill SimsOisin Brady, and Ian Kinsley, and Trinity beat Ballymena 25-20 on Saturday. Kearns scored a try. Both he and Maupin started.

Ross Deacon and Lansdowne have finished their season.

Liam Bourke and UCD lost to Liam Murphy and Clontarf 24-10 on Saturday. Bourke was on the bench but Murphy wasn't in the line-up.

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk have finished their season.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa and Toulon had the weekend off.

Gagi Bazadze and La Rochelle had the weekend off.

Dave Ryan and Agen had the weekend off.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya started and played 80 minutes for Biarritz as they beat Aix-en-Provence 32-28 on Friday. Ngwenya has signed with San Diego in PRO Rugby.

Christian Ostberg came off the bench and played 16 minutes for Aurillac as they lost to Bourgoin 44-20 on Friday.

Federale 1

Seta Tuilevuka and ROC La Voulte-Valence beat Strasbourg 39-33 on Sunday.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet beat Bagneres 25-19 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 beat the Jaguares 36-28 last Friday.

Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache started and played 80 minutes for the Western Force as they lost to the Waratahs 49-13 on Saturday.  James Hilterbrand was not in the line-up for the Waratahs.

Shute Shield

James McMahonPaula HafokaChris Chapman, and Sydney University beat Warringah 22-19.

Kevin Reed and Manly beat Randwick 22-20.

New Zealand:

Super Rugby

Toni Pulu started and played 80 minutes for the Chiefs as they beat the Hurricanes 28-27 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 lost to Burnaby Lake 24-19 on Saturday.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

1 comment:

  1. I have the good fortune of watching ESPN3 whenever I chose and have been diligently watching their coverage of Super Rugby. Durutalu of the Sunwolves has been one of their stars. Playing openside on defensive scrums and #8 on offensive scrums, he is always around the ball, making key tackles, effective runs and offloads, but more importantly, his ball poaching has been first rate. Very impressive, and this can only mean good things for the USA.

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