Friday, June 3, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview

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The European season has almost come to a close with only teams in France still active. It's the final regular season weekend in France and only Samu Manoa and Toulon are headed for the post-season.  Manoa's return to health is only a good thing for Toulon. Dave Ryan and Agen are at the bottom of the table and will be relegated. Gagi Bazadze and La Rochelle are in the middle of the table and won't make the playoffs. At the lower levels of France Christian Ostberg and Aurillac can gain promotion.

Additionally, even though they still have games this season the Super Rugby season is on a month long break for the internationals. Andrew Durutalo has been seeing lots of time with the Sunwolves but he's done with the team for the year in order to concentrate on making it to Rio. 

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Super Rugby

Marcel Brache and the Western Force have the weekend off.

James Hilterbrand and the Waratahs have the weekend off. He will play with Manly in the Shute Shield instead.

Shute Shield

James McMahonPaula HafokaChris ChapmanJames King, and Sydney University play Eastwood on Saturday.

Kevin ReedJames Hilterbrand, and Manly play Eastern Suburbs on Saturday.

New Zealand:

Super Rugby

Toni Pulu and the Chiefs have the weekend off.

Tony Lamborn and the Hurricanes have the weekend off.


Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Devin Ibanez is training and playing with Glenfield.

British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles, Titi Lamositele, and Saracens have finished their season.

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

Guinness Pro12 

AJ MacGinty and Connacht have finished their season. He is moving to Sale next year.

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.


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 will start for Toulon as they play Bordeaux on Sunday.

Dave Ryan and Agen play Oyonnax on Sunday.

Gagi Bazadze and La Rochelle play Clermont on Sunday.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac play Bayonne on Saturday.

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 and the Sunwolves have the weekend off. Durutalo has finished his time with the Sunwolves even though the team has matches remaining.


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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