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Monday, June 6, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review


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Samu Manoa took another big step in his recovery from injury over the weekend going 61 minutes for Toulon as they stomped on Bordeaux. Toulon were going to be in the playoffs regardless of the result on Sunday but the emphatic win assured them a bye in the first round. Both Dave Ryan and Gagi Bazadze played for their clubs even though neither are going to the playoffs. Ryan came off the bench and Bazadze started. Bazadze and La Rochelle were relegated. Christian Ostberg and Aurillac nearly replaced them but they lost the D2 final. Elsewhere, the Super Rugby teams had the weekend off. In fact, they have the whole month off. Some players were set to be involved in the Shute Shield but some matches were rained out. 

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Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache and the Western Force had the weekend off.

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

Shute Shield

James McMahonPaula HafokaChris ChapmanJames King, and Sydney University lost to Eastwood 19-6 on Saturday.

Kevin ReedJames Hilterbrand, and Manly had their match against the Eastern Suburbs postponed.

New Zealand:

Super Rugby

Toni Pulu and the Chiefs had the weekend off.

Tony Lamborn and the Hurricanes had the weekend off.

Other

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. David Tameilau and Nick Civetta are joining the club next year.

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.

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 61 minutes for Toulon as they beat Bordeaux 44-3 on Sunday.

Dave Ryan came off the bench and played 27 minutes for Agen as they beat Oyonnax 23-19 on Sunday.

Gagi Bazadze started and played 41 minutes for La Rochelle as they lost to Clermont 57-8 on Sunday.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they lost to Bayonne 21-16 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 and the Sunwolves had the weekend off. Durutalo has finished his time with the Sunwolves even though the team has matches remaining.

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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