Monday, August 29, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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We're not long away from the start of the Premiership season which will once again feature a number of Americans. Nick Civetta continues to see time for Newcastle. That's a good omen for the start of the regular season. Also in the Northern Hemisphere Samu Manoa came off the bench once again for the Toulon opener. Gagi Gazadze didn't see time for Montpellier. Down in the Souther Hemisphere Chris Baumann, Tony Lamborn, and a few other players say starts for their teams.

New Zealand:

Mitre 10 Cup

Chris Baumann started and played 62 minutes for Wellington as they lost to Otago 44-21 on Thursday.

Tony Lamborn started and played 66 minutes for Hawke's Bay as they lost to Taranaki 55-29 on Saturday.

Take the jump to read more.

Pasqualle Dunn was not in the line-up for Auckland as they beat Northland 37-15 last Friday.

Toni Pulu was not in the line-up for Counties Manukau as they beat Bay of Plenty 39-24 on Sunday.

Super Rugby

Toni Pulu and the Chiefs have finished their season.

Tony Lamborn and the Hurricanes have finished their season.


Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Devin Ibanez is training and playing with Glenfield.

Spike Davis and Tasman play Otago B this weekend.


National Rugby Championship

James Hilterbrand and the Sydney Rays beat the Greater Sydney Rams o0-20 on Sunday.

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache and the Western Force have finished their season.

James Hilterbrand and the Waratahs have finished their season. He mainly plays with Manly in the Shute Shield and with the Sydney Rays in the NRC.

Shute Shield

Chris Chapman and Sydney University have finished their season.

Dewar Shield

James King and Moorabbin have finished their season.

British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles, Titi Lamositele, and Saracens are in pre-season.

David Tameilau, Paddy Ryan, Nick Civetta and Newcastle are in pre-season.

Thretton Palamo and Bristol are in pre-season.

AJ MacGinty and Sale are in pre-season.

Guinness Pro12 

Greg Peterson and Glasgow are in pre-season.

Callum Black and Ulster are in pre-season.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys are in pre-season. Underhill is injured.

Cam Dolan, Blaine Scully, and Cardiff are in pre-season.

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLeanTom Bliss, and Richmond are in pre-season.

National League 1

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath are in pre-season.

Hayden Smith 
and Esher are in preseason.


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 are in pre-season.

Ross Deacon and Lansdowne are in pre-season.

Liam Bourke and UCD are in pre-season.

Liam Murphy and Clontarf are in pre-season.

Gearoid McDonald and Dundalk are in pre-season.


Top 14

Samu Manoa came off the bench and played 39 minutes for Toulon as they beat Pau 22-18 on Saturday.

Gagi Bazadze was not in the line-up for Montpellier as they lost to Montpellier 26-22 on Sunday.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac lost to Dax 20-19.

Dave Ryan and Agen lost to Beziers 34-11.

Federale 1

Eric Fry and St. Nazaire are in pre-season.

Seta Tuilevuka and ROC La Voulte-Valence are in pre-season.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet are in pre-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 finished their season.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay are in pre-season.


Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.


  1. It looks like Newcastle (Tameilau et al) plays Sale (MacGinty) on Friday.
    Will this be shown anywhere?

    1. Try NBCSN online. They might show a reply.