Friday, December 30, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview

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It's another holiday edition of Eagles Abroad. After coming off the Christmas-Boxing Day matches Americans in the top three leagues in Europe will have to turn right around and get ready for New Year's Eve last New Year's matches. There have also been some changes. One change is Chris Wyles getting a rest for Saracens and is not in the line-up altogether. Titi Lamositele will play and is on the bench. Elsewhere in the Premiership, Thretton Palamo is back in the starting line-up for Bristol as they get ready to play Sale. However, AJ MacGinty is on the bench and will not start for Sale as they look to shake things up after some bad results. In the Pro12 none of the capped Eagles will play but a couple of U.S.-eligible players will.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles is not in the line-up while Titi Lamositele is on the bench for Saracens as they play Leicester on Sunday.

Nick Civetta and Paddy Ryan are not in the line-up for Newcastle as they play Wasps today.

AJ MacGinty is on the bench for Sale as they play Bristol on Sunday. Thretton Palamo will start for Bristol.

Joe Taufete'e is not in the line-up for Worcester as they play Harlequins on Sunday.

Guinness Pro12

Greg Peterson and Langilangi Haupeakui are not in the line-up for Glasgow as they play Benetton Treviso on Saturday.

Callum Black is on the bench for Ulster as they play Leinster on Saturday.

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

Blaine Scully and Cam Dolan are not in the line-up for Cardiff as they play Scarlets on Sunday.

British & Irish Cup

Ronnie McLean will start while Tom Bliss is not in the line-up for Richmond as they play Doncaster on Sunday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher have the weekend off.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury have the weekend off.


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.


Top 14

Samu Manoa and Toulon play Racing on Sunday.

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

Taku Ngwenya is not in the line-up for Brive as they play Stade Francais on Saturday.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac have the weekend off.

Eric Fry and Vannes have the weekend off.

Dave Ryan and Agen have the weekend off.

David Tameilau and Narbonne have the weekend off.


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.

Steven Knight is training in the Southland system.


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.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay have the weekend off.

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