Monday, May 23, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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It was a big, big weekend for Americans overseas with a couple of Americans headed to their respective competition finals. AJ MacGinty hasn't been back in the Connacht line-up for long but he's made a huge impact. He's already known for his defensive prowess but over the weekend he contributed to the offensive side with three penalties and a conversion as Connacht beat Glasgow 16-11. They will play Leinster in the Pro12 final next week. Saracens are also in their final with a big 44-17 win over Leicester. Chris Wyles was massive for the Sarries with two tries, including one fantastic intercept try. If Saracens can beat Exeter it will cap off a massive year for the club and for Wyles in particular.

Down in Super Rugby all capped Eagles or U.S.-eligible players played the full 80 minutes for their clubs, minus James Hilterbrand who is only pulling part-time duty for the Waratahs. Andrew Durutalo has been big for the Sunwolves even if the team has struggled. Toni Pulu scored a try for the Chiefs.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles started, played 80 minutes, and scored two tries for Saracens while Titi Lamositele was not in the line-up for Saracens as they beat Leicester 44-17 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 started, played 80 minutes, kicked three penalties and a conversion for Connacht as they beat Greg Peterson and Glasgow 16-11 on Saturday. Peterson was not in the line-up.

Callum Black started and played 47 minutes for Ulster as they lost to Leinster 30-8 last Friday.

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.


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.


Top 14

Samu Manoa is still out injured and didn't play for Toulon as they beat Dave Ryan and Agen 52-13 on Saturday. Ryan started and played 80 minutes.

Gagi Bazadze was not in the line-up for La Rochelle as they lost to Castres 67-20 on Saturday.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they beat Biarritz 24-16 on Sunday.

Federale 1

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

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet have finished their season.


Victor Camptat plays for the Brive Reserves.

Mose Fualaau plays for the Clermont Academy.

Inaki Basauri plays for Stade Nantais.


Super Rugby

Andrew Durutalo started and played 80 minutes for the Sunwolves as they lost to the Reds 35-25 on Saturday/Sunday.


Super Rugby

Marcel Brache started and played 80 minutes for the Western Force as they lost to the Blues 17-13 on Saturday.

James Hilterbrand was not in the line-up for the Waratahs as they lost to the Crusaders 29-10 last Friday. He played with Manly in the Shute Shield instead.

Shute Shield

James McMahonPaula HafokaChris ChapmanJames King, and Sydney University beat Parramatta 14-9 on Saturday.

Kevin ReedJames Hilterbrand, and Manly lost to Eastern Suburbs 24-22 on Saturday.

New Zealand:

Super Rugby

Toni Pulu started, played 80 minutes, and scored a try for the Chiefs as they beat the Rebels 36-15 on Saturday.


Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Devin Ibanez is training and playing with Glenfield.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay have finished their season.


Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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