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Monday, May 30, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review


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The season may have finished for many Americans overseas last weekend but it ended with a bang. Chris Wyles and Saracens are not only European champions but champions of England as well after beating Exeter in the final. Wyles continued his hot streak with yet another try. He's scored 11 tries total (5 in Europe and 6 in the Premiership) this season while playing over 2000 minutes in 28 matches. AJ MacGinty helped Connacht to the Pro12 championship with a phenomenal performances on Saturday. MacGinty was a major presence for the team with a conversion and a penalty. MacGinty finished the season having played in 16 matches with two tries, 12 penalties, and 9 conversions.

Elsewhere, Andrew Durutalo is done for the season with the Sunwolves. He's set to link up with the U.S. 15s and 7s teams for the rest of the summer. The Sunwolves have games in July but Durutalo will be with the 7s team trying to prep for Rio. Also, Samu Manoa made a much awaited return from injury to play with Toulon.


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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles started, played 80 minutes, and scored a try for Saracens while Titi Lamositele was not in the line-up for Saracens as they beat Exeter 28-20 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, and kicked a penalty and a conversion for Connacht as they beat Leinster 20-10 on Saturday.

Greg Peterson and Glasgow have finished their season.

Callum Black and Ulster have finished their season.

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 started and played 51 minutes for Toulon as they lost to Montpellier 36-21 on Sunday.

Dave Ryan came off the bench and played 18 minutes for Agen as they lost to Stade Francais 28-26 on Saturday.

Gagi Bazadze was not in the line-up for La Rochelle as they lost to Racing 92 30-14 last Friday.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac beat Mont-de-Marsan 28-13 on Saturday.

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 started and played 52 minutes for the Sunwolves as they lost to the Brumbies 66-5 on Saturday.
Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache started and played 80 minutes for the Western Force as they lost to the Rebels 27-22 on Saturday.

James Hilterbrand was not in the line-up for the Waratahs as play the Chiefs 45-25 last Friday. He will play with Manly in the Shute Shield instead.

Shute Shield

James McMahonPaula HafokaChris ChapmanJames King, and Sydney University beat Gordon 56-14 on Saturday.

Kevin ReedJames Hilterbrand, and Manly lost to Northern Suburbs 40-36 on Saturday.

New Zealand:

Super Rugby

Toni Pulu started, played 80 minutes, and scored a try for the Chiefs as they lost to the Waratahs 45-25 last Friday.

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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