Friday, January 20, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview

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It's another European weekend for Americans overseas. As usual, some players will get a rest as their teams play in the European Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup but for others it is a chance to get time. Titi Lamositele is on the bench for the Saracens while Samu Manoa is on the bench for Toulon as both of those teams face each other. Chris Wyles will be rested. Also starting is AJ MacGinty who gets another runout for Sale. Blaine Scully is back in the starting line-up for Cardiff. The Blues will go up against Bristol who have Thretton Palamo on the bench. Joe Taufete'e will start for Worcester once again while Taku Ngwenya will start for Brive in their respective matches. Outside of cup play David Tameilau will start once again for Narbonne and Eric Fry is on the bench for Vannes.

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British Isles:

European Champions Cup

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

AJ MacGinty will start for Sale as they play Scarlets on Saturday.

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

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

European Challenge Cup

Thretton Palamo is on the bench for Bristol as they play Cardiff on Saturday. Blaine Scully will start while Cam Dolan is not in the line-up for Cardiff.

Nick Civetta and Paddy Ryan are not in the line-up for Newcastle as they play the Ospreys on Friday. Sam Underhill is on the bench for the Ospreys as they lost to Lyon 47-7 on Sunday. He's also likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

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

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean is not in the line-up for Richmond as they play Leinster A today.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher play Flyde on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Coventry 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 play Nenagh Ormond on Saturday.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford play Wasps on Sunday.


European Champions/Challenge Cups

Samu Manoa is on the bench for Toulon as they play Saracens on Saturday.

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

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

Pro D2

Eric Fry is on the bench for Vannes as they play Carcassonne today.

Dave Ryan came off the bench and played 34 minutes for Agen as they lost to Biarritz 20-17 on Thursday.

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac play Oyonnax on Sunday.

David Tameilau will start for Narbonne as they play Beziers 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.

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 had the weekend off.

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