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Monday, November 21, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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Although on the surface it appeared it was going to be a quite weekend for Americans overseas it turned out to be anything but. The Premiership returned to play and it pitted Eagle against Eagle. For all but a few minutes there was an American on each side of the pitch on Sunday as Chris Wyles, Titi Lamositele, and Saracens went up against AJ MacGinty and Sale. Both Wyles and MacGinty started the match while Lamositele was a second half sub. In the end the Saracens train kept on rolling with another win.

Down in the Top 14 Taku Ngwenya made up for missing out on Eagles duty by coming up big for his club. He scored a try as Brive beat Pau. Also getting on the scoresheet was Ronnie McLean who had two tries for Richmond. The team narrowly edged London Scottish 17-16 for their first win of the season. Also, in the Pro D2, which is now suddenly flushed with Americans, all four Eagles or U.S.-eligible players were involved for their clubs.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles started and played 41 minutes and Titi Lamositele came off the bench and played 27 minutes for Saracens as they beat AJ MacGinty and Sale 28-13 on Sunday. MacGinty started and played 80 minutes for Sale.

Neither Paddy Ryan nor Nick Civetta were in the line-up for Newcastle as they lost to Exeter 32-19 on Friday. Civetta was with the Eagles.

Thretton Palamo was not in the line-up for Bristol as they lost to Bath 16-9 on Friday. Palamo was with the Eagles.

Guinness Pro12

Greg PetersonLangilangi Haupeakui, and Glasgow had the weekend off. Peterson is injured and Haupeakui was with the Eagles.

Callum Black and Ulster had the weekend off.

Blaine ScullyCam Dolan, and Cardiff had the weekend off. Both were with the Eagles.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys had the weekend off. He's also likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

British & Irish Cup

Ronnie McLean started and scored two tries while Tom Bliss was not in the line-up for Richmond as they beat London Scottish 17-16 on Friday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher lost to Old Albanians 43-34 on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury beat Darlington Mowden Park 74-0on 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.

Devin Ibanez plays with Scarborough.

All Ireland League

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

Dino Waldren and Blackrock had the weekend off. Waldren was with the Eagles.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford had the weekend off. Both are with the Eagles.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa was not in the line-up for Toulon as they lost to Castres 34-17 on Saturday. Manoa was with the Eagles.

Gagi Bazadze was not in the line-up for Montpellier as they lost to Stade Francais 21-17 on Sunday.

Taku Ngwenya came off the bench, played 23 minutes, and scored a try for Brive as they beat Pau 38-25 on Saturday.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg came off the bench and played 23 minutes for Aurillac as they beat Biarritz 31-20 on Sunday.

Dave Ryan started and played 61 minutes for Agen as they beat Perpignan 23-6 on Thursday.

David Tameilau came off the bench and played 3 minutes for Narbonne as they beat Dax 31-16 on Friday.

Eric Fry came off the bench and paid 33 minutes for Vannes as they lost to Carcassonne 25-22 on Friday.

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 and Wellington have finished their season.

Toni Pulu and Counties Manukau have finished their season.

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.

Steven Knight is training in the Southland system. 

Australia:

National Rugby Championship

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

Marcel Brache and the Perth Spirit have finished their season.

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache and the Western Force have finished their season. Will Magie is also training with the team.

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 lost to UVic 42-7 on Saturday.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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