Friday, December 9, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview

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There are lots of Americans going to be busy this weekend. The European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup resume this weekend and that means a lot of Americans are going to be involved. One of the most appealing matches for fans is the match between Saracens and Sale. Both Chris Wyles and AJ MacGinty will start. Also starting in the Champions Cup is Samu Manoa who is once again a big presence on Toulon. In the Challenge Cup, Nick Civetta will get the start for Newcastle. Thretton Palamo, Taku Ngwenya, and Blaine Scully will all also start.

Outside of the European cup play Americans will be busy in the Pro D2. Christian Ostberg is out injured which means he won't be able to line-up against Eric Fry who will start for Vannes. Fry is slowing moving into a starting role for the club. David Tameilau will start for Narbonne.

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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 Saturday. 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 on Saturday.

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 isn't in the line-up for Newcastle as they play Lyon today.

Thretton Palamo will start for Bristol as they play Pau on Sunday.

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

Blaine Scully will start while Cam Dolan isn't in the line-up for Cardiff as they play Bath on Saturday. Dolan will start for the Cardiff Premiership Select against Ulster A in the British & Irish Cup.

British & Irish Cup

Ronnie McLeanTom Bliss, and Richmond play Nottingham on Sunday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher play Moseley on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Macclesfield 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.

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 beat Lichfield on Saturday.


Champions Cup and Challenge Cup

Samu Manoa will start 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 on Saturday.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg is not in the line-up for Aurillac as they play Vannes today. Eric Fry will start for Vannes.

Dave Ryan started and played 80 minutes for Agen as they lost to Colomiers 33-27 on Thursday.

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


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.


Super Rugby

Andrew Durutalo and the Sunwolves have finished their season.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay have the weekend off.

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