Monday, October 24, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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It was another big weekend in the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup for Americans in Europe. Chris Wyles continued to be a stalwart for Saracens as the London side rolled to yet another victory. Saracens are truly looking like the dominant club in England this year. That title had gone to Samu Manoa's Toulon the last few years. Toulon beat Sale with Manoa coming off the bench and AJ MacGinty not seeing time. Blaine Scully did see more time and scored an early try as Cardiff earned a victory. Also seeing his first major time was Taku Ngwenya who similarly picked up a try. Americans also saw time in the British and Irish Cup.

Down in the Southern Hemisphere U.S.-eligible Marcel Brache helped lead the Perth Spirit to the National Rugby Championship title. The win caps off a busy year for Brache as he saw good time in Super Rugby and then a bulk of matches in the NRC. Unfortunately for the Americans in the Mitre 10 Cup the season came to a close with losses.

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British Isles:

European Champions Cup

Chris Wyles started, played 80 minutes, and scored a try while Titi Lamositele was not in the line-up for Saracens as they beat Scarlets 44-26 on Saturday.

Neither Greg Peterson nor Langilangi Haupeakui were in the line-up for Glasgow as they lost to Munster 38-17 on Saturday. Peterson is out injured.

AJ MacGinty was not in the line-up for Sale as they lost to Toulon 15-5 on Friday. Samu Manoa came off the bench and played 15 minutes for Toulon.

Callum Black was not in the line-up for Ulster as they lost to Exeter 19-18 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 started, played 80 minutes, and scored a try while Cam Dolan was not in the line-up for Cardiff as they beat Pau 27-12 on Friday. Dolan started for Cardiff in the B&I Cup against Jersey.

Nick Civetta and Paddy Ryan were not in the line-up for Newcastle as they beat Grenoble 50-7 on Sunday.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys beat Lyon 31-13 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 McLean and Tom Bliss were not in the line-up for Richmond as they lost to the Scarlets Select 58-7 on Saturday.

Will Magie was not in the line-up as they beat the Newport Gwent Dragons 28-27 on Saturday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher beat Blaydon 71-24 on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw on Hartpury beat Ampthill 49-14 on Saturday.


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 had the weekend off.

Liam Bourke and UCD had the weekend off.

Dino Waldren and Blackrock had the weekend off.

Liam Murphy and Clontarf had the weekend off.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford beat Saracens 31-15 on Sunday.


European Champions and Challenge Cups

Samu Manoa see above.

Gagi Bazadze was not in the line-up for Montpellier as they beat Leinster 22-16 on Sunday.

Taku Ngwenya started, played 80 minutes, and scored a try for Brive as they beat Worcester 25-24 on Saturday.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they lost to Carcassonne 47-13 last Friday.

Dave Ryan came off the bench and played 15 minutes for Agen as they beat Soyoux Angouleme 40-23 last Friday.

Federale 1

Eric Fry came off the bench and played 53 minutes for St. Nazaire as they lost to Nevers 37-19 on Sunday.


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 65 minutes for Wellington as they lost to North Harbour 40-37 on Friday.

Toni Pulu started and played 65 minutes for Counties Manukau as they lost to Canterbury 22-7 on Saturday.

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

Pasqualle Dunn and Auckland have finished their season.


Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.


National Rugby Championship

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

Marcel Brache started and played 80 minutes for the Perth Spirit as they beat the NSW Country Eagles 20-16 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.


Super Rugby

Andrew Durutalo and the Sunwolves have finished their season.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay beat Westshore 29-0 on Saturday.


Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

1 comment:

  1. My french is crap but it looks like David Tameilau signed with Narbone!