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Friday, May 20, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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It's playoff time in Europe. There are still handful of Americans involved in the top three leagues.  In the Pro12 AJ MacGinty will get the start at fly-half for Connacht as they play Glasgow in the semi-finals. Greg Peterson is not in the line-up for the Warriors. Whoever wins that match could play U.S.-eligible Callum Black who is starting for Ulster. Over the in the Premiership Chris Wyles will start for Saracens as they play Leicester in the semi-finals. The team will have to get themselves up after claiming the European Champions Cup crown last week. Titi Lamositele is not in the line-up. Hayden Smith announced his retirement earlier this week. Down in the Top 14 Dave Ryan will play for Agen while Samu Manoa is still coming back to health.

Hayden Smith has retired.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles will start for Saracens while Titi Lamositele is not in the line-up for Saracens as they play Leicester on Saturday.

Todd CleverEric FryPaddy Ryan and Newcastle have finished their season. Clever and Fry won't be returning to Newcastle.

Guinness Pro12 

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

Callum Black will start for Ulster as they play Leinster today.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys have finished their season.

Cam Dolan, Blaine Scully, and Cardiff have finished their season.

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 and Toulon play Dave Ryan and Agen on Saturday. Ryan will start and Manoa is still out injured.

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

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac play Biarritz on Sunday.

Federale 1

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

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet have finished their season.

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 Reds on Saturday/Sunday.

Australia:

Super Rugby

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

James Hilterbrand was not in the line-up for the Waratahs as they lost to the Crusaders 29-10 today. He'll play with Manly in the Shute Shield instead.

Shute Shield

James McMahonPaula HafokaChris ChapmanJames King, and Sydney University beat Southern Districts 27-23 Saturday.

Kevin ReedJames Hilterbrand, and Manly beat Warringah 25-19 on Saturday.

New Zealand:

Super Rugby

Toni Pulu will start for the Chiefs as they play the Rebels 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 James Bay have finished their season.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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