Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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It was a very busy weekend for Americans overseas. Langilangi Haupeakui probably had the most interesting weekend of all the players. The former Sacramento Express player made his debut for the Glasgow Warriors over the weekend but also earned the dubious honor of being sent off. Shortly after coming into the match Haupeakui was shown a yellow for a no-wrap tackle. Soon after he came back on he was shown a second for a similar offense. However, after the match his teammates and coaching staff were quick to come to his defense saying the second yellow was weak.

Outside of Haupeakui Blaine Scully also had a good week as he scored a try for Cardiff. Cam Dolan also got the start in that match and played significant minutes. Chris Wyles also got on the scoresheet scoring a try for Saracens. Over in Ireland Trinity continue to roll with Pierce Dargan being at the center of the action. The team has now moved to the top of the table and is getting a lot of national attention.

Lastly, just as a reminder to those who are curious, it's our policy to keep track of players as long as they are U.S.-eligible, even if it's unlikely they'll play for the Eagles.

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British Isles:

Premiership Rugby

Chris Wyles started, played 80 minutes, and scored a try while Titi Lamositele was not in the line-up for Saracens as they beat Leicester 24-10 on Saturday. Lamositele is with the Eagles.

Nick Civetta and Paddy Ryan were not in the line-up for Newcastle as they lost to Wasps 31-6 on Sunday. Civetta is with the Eagles.

AJ MacGinty was not in the line-up for Sale as they beat Thretton Palamo and Bristol 31-13 on Sunday. Palamo also wasn't in the line-up.

Guinness Pro12

Greg Peterson is injured but Langilangi Haupeakui came on the bench, played 13 minutes, and was shown two yellows for Glasgow as they beat Benetton Treviso 31-14 on Friday.

Callum Black started and played 58 minutes for Ulster as they lost to Munster 15-14 on Friday.

Blaine Scully and Cam Dolan both started for Cardiff as they lost to the Scarlets 26-15 last Friday. Scully played 80 minutes and scored a try while Dolan played close to 80 minutes.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys beat the Dragons 35-17 on Saturday. Underhill is injured and won't play for months. He's also likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean started and played 80 minutes while Tom Bliss wasn't in the line-up for Richmond as they lost to Nottingham 20-8 on Sunday.

Will Magie was not in the line-up for Ealing as they beat Bedford 24-23 on Saturday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher lost to Ampthill 29-24 on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw on Hartpury beat Cambridge 43-32 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 beat Garryowen 27-14 on Saturday. Dargan started and scored a try.

Liam Bourke was not in the line-up for UCD as they lost to Young Munster 37-31 on Saturday.

Dino Waldren and Blackrock lost to Cashel 18-0 on Saturday.

Liam Murphy was not in the line-up for Clontarf as they lost to Landsdowne 33-31 on Friday.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford beat Wasps 58-0.


Top 14

Samu Manoa started and played 61 minutes for Toulon as they beat Grenoble 42-12 on Saturday.

Gagi Bazadze came off the bench and played 9 minutes for Montpellier as they beat La Rochelle 12-11 on Saturday.

Taku Ngwenya was not in the line-up for Brive as they lost to Clermont 40-16 on Sunday.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they beat Beziers 32-9 on Friday.

Dave Ryan started and played 45 minutes for Agen as they lost to Oyonnax 21-16 on Thursday.

Eric Fry came off the bench and played 14 minutes for Vannes as they beat Albi 34-6 last Friday.


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.


Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.


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.

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 Castaway-Wanderers 12-5 on Saturday.


Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.


  1. The day Langilangi got signed and was announced on this website, I wrote he was going to rack up yellow cards playing in the UK. So far, he has not disappointed!

    1. Langilangi was cleared of both yellow cards in a disciplinary panel earlier today. He is clear to play this weekend against the Scarlet if selected.

  2. FYI- I hear the Ostberg kid has been training with the Eagles in Chula Vista since being in Urguay and is now headed back to France to help out his team, Aurillac.