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Friday, September 30, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview



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For several Americans overseas they are settling in to regular starting spots at this point in the season.  Chris Wyles has long returned from his Olympic layoff and has been a regular in the starting line-up for Saracens. Unfortunately Titi Lamositele hasn't seen any first team action. However, he is playing in the 'A' League. Also settling into a starting role is AJ MacGinty who gets the nod for Sale once again. Blaine Scully is also in the same boat starting on the wing for Cardiff. Cam Dolan is still missing out. Greg Peterson will also miss out as he nurses and injury from last weekend.

Down in France, teams in the D2 have the weekend off but Eric Fry and St. Nazaire are back at it this weekend. The shift in the Federale 1 pools seems to be working with the top teams getting in a high level of play. Elsewhere in Europe and the Southern Hemisphere players will get starts at lower levels.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles will start while Titi Lamositele is not in the line-up for Saracens as they play Bristol today. Thretton Palamo is not in the line-up for Bristol.

AJ MacGinty will start for Sale as they play Leicester on Saturday.

Neither Paddy Ryan nor Nick Civetta are in the line-up for Newcastle as they play Worcester on Sunday.

Guinness Pro12 

Neither Greg Peterson nor Langilangi Haupeakui are in the line-up for Glasgow as they play Dragons today.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys play Ulster on Saturday. Underhill is injured and won't play for months. He's also likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles. Callum Black is on the bench for Ulster.

Blaine Scully will start while Cam Dolan is not in the line-up for Cardiff as they play Leinster on Saturday.

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean will start while Tom Bliss is not in the line-up for Richmond as they play Bedford on Saturday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher play Flyde on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw on Hartpury play Coventry on Saturday.

Other

Ollie Drew plays with Bournemouth University.

Louis Mulholland plays with Bath University and occasionally with Cheshunt. 

Dan Hostetler plays with Cardiff University.

David Ibanez plays with Scarborough.

All Ireland League

Pierce Dargan, Jesse MilneWill SimsOisin Brady, and Ian Kinsley, and Trinity play St. Mary's on Saturday.

Liam Bourke and UCD play Terenure College on Saturday.

Dino Waldren and Blackrock play Banbridge on Saturday.

Ross Deacon Lansdowne play Old Belvedere on Saturday.

Liam Murphy and Clontarf play Young Munster on Saturday.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford have the weekend off.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa and Toulon play Gagi Bazadze and Montpellier on Saturday.

Taku Ngwenya and Brive play Racing 92 on Saturday.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac have the weekend off.

Dave Ryan and Agen have the weekend off.

Federale 1

Eric Fry and St. Nazaire play Aubenas on Sunday.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet play Lavaur on Saturday.

Other

Victor Camptat plays for the Brive Reserves.

Mose Fualaau plays for the Clermont Academy.

Inaki Basauri plays for Stade Nantais.

New Zealand:

Mitre 10 Cup

Chris Baumann started and played 52 minutes for Wellington as they beat Southland 60-21 today.

Toni Pulu was not in the line-up as Counties Manukau lost to Tasman 15-10 on Wednesday.

Tony Lamborn will start for Hawke's Bay against Manawatu on Saturday.

Pasqualle Dunn is not in the line-up for Auckland as they play Otago on Saturday.

Other

Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Australia:

National Rugby Championship

James Hilterbrand is on the bench for the North Harbour Rays as they play the Canberra Vikings on Saturday.

Marcel Brache and the Perth Spirit play Brisbane City on Sunday.

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache and the Western Force have finished their season.

Chris Coyle is a part of the Brumbies training squad.

Shute Shield

Chris Chapman and Sydney University have finished their season.

Dewar Shield

James King and Moorabbin have finished their season.

Japan:

Super Rugby

Andrew Durutalo and the Sunwolves have finished their season.

Other:

BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay play Westshore on Saturday.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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