Monday, May 9, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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It's playoff time in Europe with both the Premiership and the PRO 12 moving on to their next phase. In the Premiership it will just be the Americans at Saracens that will be involved. All three Americans saw action with Chris Wyles starting once again. None of the Americans at Newcastle were involved. Both Todd Clever and Eric Fry are moving on with Nick Civetta and David Tameilau coming in. Over in the Pro12, AJ MacGinty started and hit a conversion for Connacht. Both his team, Greg Peterson's Glasgow, and Callum Black's Ulster are in the playoffs. Cardiff won't be in the playoffs but Cam Dolan got a great end to his season with a start and a try.

Down in France, the Biarritz line-up was notable because it didn't include Taku Ngwenya for the first time in a very long time. He played with San Diego over the weekend. Also in France, Mate Moeakiola's season came to an end. In the Southern Hemisphere U.S.-eligible Marcel Brache scored a hat-trick for the Western Force against the Sunwolves. The Japanese side side Andrew Durutalo play the full match.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles started and played 80 minutes while Titi Lamositele and Hayden Smith came on the bench and each played 40 minutes for Saracens as they beat Worcester 43-19 on Saturday.

None of Todd CleverEric Fry, or Paddy Ryan were in the line-up for Newcastle as they lost to Sale 21-15 on Saturday.

Guinness Pro12 

AJ MacGinty started, played 54 minutes, and scored a conversion for Connacht as they beat Glasgow 14-7 on Saturday. Greg Peterson was not in the line-up for Glasgow.

Callum Black started and played 49 minutes for Ulster as they beat the Ospreys 46-26 on Saturday. Sam Underhill started and played 65 minutes for the Ospreys.

Cam Dolan started, played 74 minutes, and scored a try for Cardiff while Blaine Scully wasn't in the line-up (recovering from an injury) as they beat Edinburgh 21-17 on Saturday.

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 injured and was not in the line-up for Toulon as they beat Castres 17-7 on Sunday.

Gagi Bazadze was not in the line-up for La Rochelle as they beat Montpellier 36-10 on Saturday.

Dave Ryan came off the bench and played 40 minutes for Agen as they lost to Toulouse 52-19 on Sunday.

Pro D2

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

Federale 1

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

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet lost to Saint-Medard 18-3 on Sunday.


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 Western Force 40-22 on Saturday.


Super Rugby

Marcel Brache started, played 80 minutes, and scored a hat-trick for the Western Force as they beat the Sunwolves 40-22 on Saturday.

James Hilterbrand was not in the line-up for the Waratahs as they beat the Cheetahs 21-6 and will play for Manly in the Shute Shield instead.

Shute Shield

James McMahonPaula HafokaChris ChapmanJames King, and Sydney University beat Northern Suburbs 40-17 last Saturday.

Kevin Reed, James Hilterbrand, and Manly beat West Harbour 29-19 on Saturday.

New Zealand:

Super Rugby

Toni Pulu started and played 70 minutes for the Chiefs as they lost to the Highlanders 26-13 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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