Friday, January 13, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview

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With the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup taking place this weekend it's going to shake things up for Americans once again. That's good news for Joe Taufete'e who will make his first start for Worcester as they play Brive in the Challenge Cup. It's the first action whatsoever for Taufete'e since making the move not that long ago. Who's going to be starting for Brive? Taku Ngwenya of course. He'll get the nod once again. Also starting in the Challenge Cup include Thretton Palamo for Bristol. Cam Dolan is on the bench for Cardiff. In the Champions Cup Chris Wyles will start for Saracens and Titi Lamositele is on the bench.

Down in France, several Americans will have the opportunity to play in the Pro D2. David Tameilau already started and played a full 80  minutes for Narbonne. Eric Fry will get his chance to do the same for Vannes today while Dave Ryan will start for Agen.

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British Isles:

European Champions Cup

Chris Wyles will start while Titi Lamositele is on the bench for Saracens as they play Scarlets on Sunday.

AJ MacGinty is not in the line-up for Sale as they play Toulon on Saturday.

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

Callum Black will start for Ulster as they play Exeter on Sunday.

European Challenge Cup

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

Nick Civetta is not in the line-up while Paddy Ryan is also absent for Newcastle as they play Grenoble today.

Joe Taufete'e will start for Worcester as they play Brive on Saturday.

Sam Underhill is on the bench for the Ospreys as they beat Connacht 29-7 on Saturday. He's also likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

Blaine Scully is out with a personal matter and will not be in the line-up while Cam Dolan is on the bench for Cardiff as they play Pau on Saturday.

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLeanTom Bliss, and Richmond the Scarlets Premiership Select on Saturday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher play Plymouth on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Flyde 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 play Saracens on Saturday.


European Champions/Challenge Cups

Samu Manoa will start for Toulon as they play Sale on Sunday.

Gagi Bazadze is not in the line-up for Montpellier as they play Leinster today.

Taku Ngwenya will start for Brive as they play Worcester on Saturday.

Pro D2

Eric Fry will start for Vannes as they play Biarritz today.

Dave Ryan will start for Agen as they play Mont-de-Marsan on Saturday.

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac play Perpignan on Sunday.

David Tameilau started and played 80 minutes for Narbonne as they beat Montauban 23-17 on Thursday.


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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