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Friday, December 16, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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European play is on the table for Americans once again. Like last week this week is full of players getting a chance to play. Thretton Palamo had a breakout performance for Bristol last week and will get yet another starting nod this week. If he has another strong week that could lead to more consistent time in the Premiership. The same goes for Nick Civetta who is starting for Newcastle once again. U.S.-eligible Paddy Ryan is on the bench for the Falcons. Chris Wyles and AJ MacGinty will both start for their respective teams for the second week in a row. Also, Samu Manoa will be involved for Toulon and Taku Ngwenya is starting for Brive. One player that already saw action is Blaine Scully who was taken off early with concussion symptoms in Cardiff's loss to Bath. Down in France, David Tameilau continues to impress for Narbonne and will get yet another start. Eric Fry came off the bench for Vannes as they played yesterday.

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British Isles:

Champions Cup

Chris Wyles will start while Titi Lamositele is not in the line-up for Saracens as they play Sale on Sunday. AJ MacGinty will start for Sale.

Greg Peterson is still injured and not in the line-up while Langilangi Haupeakui is also not in the line-up for Glasgow as they play Racing today.

Callum Black isn't in the line-up for Ulster as they play Clermont on Saturday.

Challenge Cup

Nick Civetta will start while Paddy Ryan is on the bench for Newcastle as they play Lyon on Sunday.

Thretton Palamo will start for Bristol as they play Pau today.

Sam Underhill is on the bench for the Ospreys as they play Grenoble on Saturday. He's also likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

Blaine Scully started and played 39 minutes while Cam Dolan wasn't in the line-up for Cardiff as they lost to Bath 38-3 on Thursday. Dolan will play for the Cardiff Premiership Select.

British & Irish Cup

Ronnie McLean and Tom Bliss are not in the line-up for Richmond as they play Nottingham on Saturday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher play Blackheath on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Plymouth 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 have the weekend off.

Dino Waldren and Blackrock have the weekend off.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford have the weekend off.

France:

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup

Samu Manoa is on the bench for Toulon as they play Scarlets on Sunday.

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

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

Pro D2

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

Eric Fry came off the bench and played 27 minutes for Vannes as they lost to Mont-de-Marsan 26-13.

Dave Ryan is on the bench for Agen as they play Montauban today.

David Tameilau will start for Narbonne as they play Carcassonne today.

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.

Canada:

BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay have the weekend off.

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