Monday, September 12, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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Samu Manoa saw his first major action of the season for Toulon as he went a full 80 minutes over the weekend. It's no coincidence that his play coincided with one of Toulon's best outings of the season. Toulon have had some starts and stops this year and having a fully healthy Manoa is going to be big. The same goes for the Eagles who could use him in their line-up. Also in France, Eric Fry started and played 78 minutes for St. Nazaire as they started the season. He needs regular time to get back in the Eagles picture and time with Sacramento and now in France should certainly help.

Elsewhere, it wasn't a very busy weekend for Americans overseas. None of the Americans on U.S.-eligible players in the Premiership and the Pro12 were in the line-ups for their respective teams. Down in the lower divisions players saw time. We'll update players playing in the reserves later.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles and Titi Lamositele were not in the line-up for Saracens as they beat Exeter 34-13 on Sunday.

AJ MacGinty was a late scratch for Sale as they beat Harlequins 19-10 last Friday.

Paddy Ryan came off the bench and played 23 minutes for Newcastle as they lost to Bath 58-5 on Saturday. Nick Civetta and David Tameilau were not in the line-up.

Thretton Palamo was not in the line-up for Bristol as they lost to Northampton 32-10 on Sunday.

Guinness Pro12 

Greg Peterson was not in the line-up for Glasgow as they beat Leinster 33-25 on Saturday.

Callum Black was not in the line-up for Ulster as they beat Benetton Treviso 22-11 on Saturday.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys beat Connacht 32-11on Saturday. Underhill is injured and won't play for months. He's also likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

Blaine Scully and Cam Dolan were not in the line-up for Cardiff as they beat Munster 24-23 last Friday.

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean started while Tom Bliss wasn't in the line-up for Richmond as they lost to London Irish 36-12 on Saturday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher lost to Blackheath 13-6 on Saturday.


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 started and played 80 minutes for Toulon as they beat Toulouse 32-15 on Sunday.

Gagi Bazadze was not in the line-up for Montpellier as they beat Pau 41-13 on Saturday.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac play Montauban on Sunday.

Dave Ryan is on the bench for Agen as they play Vannes today.

Federale 1

Eric Fry started and played 78 minutes for St. Nazaire as they lost to Tarbes 27-13 on Saturday.

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.

New Zealand:

Mitre 10 Cup

Chris Baumann started and played 72 minutes for Wellington as they beat Counties Manukau 28-27 today.  Toni Pulu was not in the line-up for Counties Manukau.

Tony Lamborn started and played 74 minutes for for Hawke's Bay as they lost to Auckland 25-24 on Wednesday. Pasqualle Dunn was an unused substitute for Auckland. Dunn came off the bench for 10 minutes as Auckland lost to Waikato on Sunday. Lamborn started and played 22 minutes for Hawke's Bay as they lost to Canterbury 63-7 on Saturday.


Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Devin Ibanez is training and playing with Glenfield.

Spike Davis is on the bench for Tasman as they play Canterbury Metro on Saturday.


National Rugby Championship

James Hilterbrand came off the bench and played 15 minutes for the North Harbour Rays as they beat Queensland Country 30-22 on Saturday.

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache and the Western Force have finished their season.

Shute Shield

Chris Chapman and Sydney University have finished their season.

Dewar Shield

James King and Moorabbin have finished their season.


Super Rugby

Andrew Durutalo and the Sunwolves have finished their season.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman wasn't in the line-up for James Bay as they lost to UVic 22-19 on Saturday.


Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.


  1. Looks like Titi, Thretton, and Nick Civetta all started for their teams respective A League teams today.It also looks like Nick scored a try.

  2. ASU's Chris Coyle is going well in ACT. He made the Brumbies Men's training squad.