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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review


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Overall, it was a quiet weekend for Americans overseas. That's only natural given that many of the overseas based Eagles were with the national team in Romania or their leagues had the weekend off to focus on the November internationals. Paddy Ryan and Sam Underhill were the only U.S.-eligible players to play in the LV= Cup over the weekend. Both are good reminders of our policy to continue tracking players until they lose their U.S.-eligibility. Underhill is very unlikely to play for the Eagles but you never know. Down in France it was more busy with both Taku Ngwenya and Gagi Bazadze seeing time. Ngwenya got the start for Brive. Lastly, Trinity won in Ireland again with another big contribution from Pierce Dargan.

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British Isles:

LV= Cup

Chris Wyles and Titi Lamositele were not in the line-up for Saracens as they beat Newcastle 29-18 on Saturday. Lamositele is with the Eagles. Paddy Ryan came off the bench and played 20 minutes for Newcastle while Nick Civetta is with the Eagles and was not in the line-up.

AJ MacGinty was not in the line-up for Sale as they lost to Bristol 26-11 on Friday. Thretton Palamo was not in the line-up for Bristol and is with the Eagles.

Blaine Scully and Cam Dolan were not in the line-up for Cardiff as they lost to Exeter 60-25 on Sunday. Both are with the Eagles.

Sam Underhill came off the bench and played 24 minutes for the Ospreys as they lost to Harlequins 15-12 on Friday. He's also likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

Guinness Pro12

Greg PetersonLangilangi Haupeakui, and Glasgow had the weekend off.

Callum Black and Ulster had the weekend off.

British & Irish Cup

Ronnie McLeanTom Bliss, and Richmond had the weekend off.

Will Magie and Ealing had the weekend off.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher lost to Rosslyn Park 33-0 on Friday.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury beat Old Albanians 32-0 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.

Devin Ibanez plays with Scarborough.

All Ireland League

Pierce DarganJesse MilneWill SimsOisin Brady, and Ian Kinsley, and Trinity beat Old Belvedere 27-7 on Saturday. Dargan started.

Dino Waldren and Blackrock lost to Queens University 27-15 on Saturday. Waldren is with the Eagles.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford had the weekend off.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa was not in the line-up for Toulon as they beat Stade Francais 31-12 on Sunday. Manoa is with the Eagles.

Gagi Bazadze came off the bench and played 3 minutes for Montpellier as they beat Lyon 25-20 on Saturday.

Taku Ngwenya started and played 70 minutes for Brive as they lost to Castres 32-13 on Saturday.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac had the weekend off.

Dave Ryan and Agen had the weekend off.

David Tameilau and Narbonne had the weekend off.

Eric Fry and Vannes had the weekend off. Fry is with the Eagles.

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.

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.

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 beat Westshore 35-5 on Saturday.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines.

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