Friday, January 27, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview

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Americans in the Top 14 return to league play this weekend, which means both Samu Manoa and Taku Ngwenya will be involved. Manoa is going to get the start for Toulon while Ngwenya will do the same for Brive. Over in the UK the Anglo-Welsh Cup takes center stage, which will give several Americans the opportunity to earn time. Americans are often signed by European clubs to provide cover during international absences. Titi Lamositele is going to get the start for Saracens. AJ MacGinty will do the same for Sale as they face Cardiff. Blaine Scully is being rested by the Blues, but Cam Dolan is going to start and captain the side. Also getting a start is Joe Taufete'e for Worcester.

It's worth noting this week that Langilangi Haupeakui is no longer with Glasgow. That's a disappointing result for everyone involved. Hopefully, he lands with another club in Europe or somewhere else.

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British Isles:

European Champions Cup

Chris Wyles is not in the line-up, while Titi Lamositele will start for Saracens as they play Scarlets today.

AJ MacGinty will start for Sale as they play Cardiff today. Blaine Scully is not in the line-up, while Cam Dolan will start and captain Cardiff.

Thretton Palamo is on the bench for Bristol as they play the Ospreys on Saturday. Sam Underhill will start for the Ospreys. It's worth noting that he's likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

Nick Civetta and Paddy Ryan are not in the line-up for Newcastle as they play Newport on Sunday.

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

Guinness Pro12

Callum Black and Ulster have the weekend off.

Greg Peterson and Glasgow have the weekend off.

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean is not in the line-up for Richmond as they play Rotherham on Saturday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher play Coventry on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Hull Ionians 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 play Clontarf on Saturday.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford have the weekend off.


Top 14

Samu Manoa will start for Toulon as they play La Rochelle today.

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

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

Pro D2

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

Dave Ryan will start for Agen as they play Bourgoins on Saturday.

Christian Ostberg is not in the line-up for Aurillac as they play Beziers today.

David Tameilau will start for Narbonne as they play Colomiers 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 play Burnaby Lake on Saturday.

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