Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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The holiday weekend has come and gone and it was a busy won for many Americans. Most of the action took place last Friday. AJ MacGinty was another permanent presence for Sale. He didn't kick any points as Sale put in another lackluster performance but he did play well. Also on Friday Taku Ngwenya played another great shift for Brive and Samu Manoa came off the bench for Toulon. The club hasn't had a lot of success this year in comparison to past years but that's not due to Manoa. Elsewhere on the weekend Chris Wyles started and played 80 minutes for Saracens. Titi Lamosistele also played on Christmas Eve coming off the bench in the second half. Other players to see time include Callum Black and Ronnie Mclean. Most of the other competitions in Europe had the weekend off.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles started and played 80 minutes while Titi Lamositele came off the bench and played 17 minutes for Saracens as they beat Nick Civetta, Paddy Ryan, and Newcastle 21-6 on Saturday. Civetta didn't play but Ryan played 2 minutes.

AJ MacGinty started and played 65 minutes for Sale as they lost to Northampton 24-5 on Friday.

Thretton Palamo was an unused substitute for Bristol as they beat Joe Taufete'e and Worcester 28-20 on Monday. Taufete'e wasn't in the line-up for Worcester. 

Guinness Pro12

Greg Peterson and Langilangi Haupeakui were not in the line-up for Glasgow as they beat Edinburgh 25-13 on Monday.

Callum Black came off the bench and played 23 minutes for Ulster as they beat Connacht 23-7 on Friday.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys play the Scarlets today. He's also likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

Blaine Scully and Cam Dolan were not in the line-up for Cardiff as they beat the Dragons 27-16 on Monday.

British & Irish Cup

Ronnie McLean started while Tom Bliss was not in the line-up for Richmond as they lost to London Irish 26-20 on Saturday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher had the weekend off.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury had 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 had the weekend off.

Dino Waldren and Blackrock had the weekend off.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford had the weekend off.


Top 14

Samu Manoa came off the bench and played 33 minutes for Toulon as they lost to Gagi Bazadze and Montpellier 33-29 on Friday. Bazadze wasn't in the line-up for Montpellier.

Taku Ngwenya started and played 80 minutes for Brive as they beat Lyon 22-6 on Friday.

Pro D2

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac had the weekend off.

Eric Fry and Vannes had the weekend off.

Dave Ryan and Agen had the weekend off.

David Tameilau and Narbonne had 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.


Super Rugby

Andrew Durutalo and the Sunwolves have finished their season.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay had the weekend off.

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