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Friday, October 21, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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The European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup once again dominate for Americans overseas. The regulars like Chris Wyles, Samu Manoa, and Blaine Scully will once again either start (Wyles and Scully) or come off the bench (Manoa). That is pretty much it as injury or rest limits the number of players getting time with the big exception of Taku Ngwenya. He is going to start for Brive after coming off the bench and playing good minutes last week. In the British & Irish Cup Cam Dolan will get a chance to play for Cardiff. Down in the Southern Hemisphere Chris Baumann is going to get another start for Wellington as they try to make it into the Mitre 10 Cup final. Baumann has been a big player for Wellington this year and he could be moving on to other opportunities. Also starting over the weekend is Marcel Brache who is in the NRC final along with the Perth Spirit.

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British Isles:

European Champions CUp

Chris Wyles will start while Titi Lamositele is not in the line-up for Saracens as they play Scarlets on Saturday.

Neither Greg Peterson nor Langilangi Haupeakui are in the line-up for Glasgow as they play Munster on Saturday. Peterson is out injured.

AJ MacGinty is not in the line-up for Sale as they play Toulon today. Samu Manoa is on the bench for Toulon.

Callum Black is not in the line-up for Ulster as they play Exeter on Sunday.

European Challenge Cup

Thretton Palamo was not in the line-up for Bristol as they lost to Bath 22-6 on Thursday.

Blaine Scully will start while Cam Dolan is not in the line-up for Cardiff as they play Pau today. Dolan will start for Cardiff in the B&I Cup against Jersey.

Nick Civetta and Paddy Ryan are not in the line-up for Newcastle as they play Grenoble on Sunday.

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

British & Irish Cup

Ronnie McLeanTom Bliss Richmond play Scarlets Select on Saturday.

Will Magie is not in the line-up as they play the Newport Gwent Dragons on Saturday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher play Blaydon on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw on Hartpury play Ampthill on Saturday.

Other

Conor Kearns plays with Oxford University.

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 DarganJesse MilneWill SimsOisin Brady, and Ian Kinsley, and Trinity have the weekend off.

Liam Bourke and UCD have the weekend off.

Dino Waldren and Blackrock have the weekend off.

Liam Murphy and Clontarf have the weekend off.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford play Saracens on Sunday.

France:

European Champions and Challenge Cups

Samu Manoa see above.

Gagi Bazadze is not in the line-up for Montpellier as they play Leinster on Sunday.

Taku Ngwenya will start for Brive as they play Worcester today.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg is not in the line-up for Aurillac as they play Carcassonne today.

Dave Ryan will be involved for Agen as they play Soyoux Angouleme today.

Federale 1

Eric Fry and St. Nazaire play Nevers on Sunday.

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 will start for Wellington as they play North Harbour today.

Toni Pulu and Counties Manukau play Canterbury 33-21 on Saturday.

Tony Lamborn and Hawke's Bay have finished their season.

Pasqualle Dunn and Auckland have finished their season.

Other

Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Australia:

National Rugby Championship

James Hilterbrand and the North Harbour Rays have finished their season.

Marcel Brache will start for the Perth Spirit as they play the NSW Country Eagles on Saturday.

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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