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Friday, May 6, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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For some Americans the season in Europe has come to a close but for others the toughest part of their season is just beginning. It's the final weekend in the Aviva Premiership and for teams with Americans not much can happen. All three Americans at Saracens could be involved but the Saracens are locked in with the top seed for the playoffs. None of the Americans and Newcastle will play with the Falcons having escaped relegation. However, there was some news out of Newcastle today with David Tameilau and Nick Civetta joining the team next year.

Down in France, Samu Manoa remains injured. The Top 14 still has next week to play. The Pro12 finishes this weekend. Neither AJ MacGinty (MacGinty will start) nor Greg Peterson will play for their clubs. Both have locked in playoff spots. Cam Dolan will get a rare start for Cardiff.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

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

None of Todd CleverEric Fry, or Paddy Ryan are in the line-up for Newcastle as they play Sale on Saturday.

Guinness Pro12 

AJ MacGinty will start for Connacht as they play Glasgow on Saturday. Greg Peterson is not in the line-up for Glasgow.

Callum Black will start for Ulster as they play the Ospreys on Saturday. Sam Underhill will start for the Ospreys.

Cam Dolan will start for Cardiff while Blaine Scully isn't in the line-up as they play Edinburgh on Saturday.

National League 1

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath have finished their season.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond have finished their season.

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 finished their season.

Ross Deacon and Lansdowne have finished their season.

Liam Bourke and UCD have finished their season.

Liam Murphy and Clontarf have finished their season.

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk have finished their season.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa is injured and is not in the line-up for Toulon as they play Castres on Sunday.

Gagi Bazadze is not in the line-up for La Rochelle as they play Montpellier on Saturday.

Dave Ryan and Agen play Toulouse on Sunday.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya was not in the line-up for Biarritz as they lost to Lyon 61-31. Ngwenya has signed with San Diego in PRO Rugby.

Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they beat Perpignan yesterday 19-6.

Federale 1

Seta Tuilevuka and ROC La Voulte-Valence have finished their season.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet play Saint-Medard 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 Western Force on Saturday.

Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache will start for the Western Force as they play the Sunwolves on Saturday.

James Hilterbrand is not in the line-up for the Waratahs as they play the Cheetahs and will play for Manly in the Shute Shield instead.

Shute Shield

James McMahonPaula HafokaChris Chapman, James King, and Sydney University beat Eastern Suburbs 33-10 on Saturday.

Kevin Reed and Manly lost to Eastwood 35-28 on Saturday.

New Zealand:

Super Rugby

Toni Pulu will start for the Chiefs as they play the Highlanders 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 have finished their season.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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