Eagles Abroad is brought to you by Grubber, makers of fine sporting apparel.
Joe Taufete'e made his debut for Worcester over the weekend going 56 minutes in the Warriors loss to Brive in the European Challenge Cup. The Challenge Cup and Champions Cup are often opportunities for Americans that don't always see first team minutes to get a chance to show what they have at the big stage. For his first taste of rugby at this level Taufete'e did pretty well. The other Premiership American to start in the Challenge Cup was Thretton Palamo who played 50 minutes for Bristol in their loss. Cam Dolan made a cameo appearance off the bench for Cardiff while Taku Ngwenya played the full 80 minutes for Brive as they beat Worcester. In the Champions Cup Samu Manoa played the full 80 minutes. Chris Wyles was a late scratch for Saracens but Titi Lamostitele was an early sub off the bench and played 29 minutes for the club as they drew with Scarlets. Down in the ProD2 David Tameilau, Eric Fry, and Dave Ryan all saw time.
Take the jump to read more.
European Champions Cup
Chris Wyles was a late scratch and not in the line-up while Titi Lamositele came off the bench and played 29 minutes for Saracens as they drew with Scarlets 22-22 on Sunday.
AJ MacGinty was not in the line-up for Sale as they lost to Toulon 27-12 on Saturday.
Greg Peterson and Langilangi Haupeakui were not in the line-up for Glasgow as they lost to Munster 14-12 on Saturday.
Thretton Palamo started and played 50 minutes for Bristol as they lost to Bath 22-57 on Friday.
Joe Taufete'e started and played 56 minutes for Worcester as they lost to Brive 17-14 on Saturday.
Sam Underhill came off the bench and played 23 minutes 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.
Blaine Scully was out with a personal matter while Cam Dolan came off the bench and played 3 minutes for Cardiff as they beat Pau 22-21 on Saturday.
Ronnie McLean and Richmond beat the Scarlets Premiership Select 34-32 on Saturday.
National League 1
Hayden Smith and Esher lost to Plymouth 29-7 on Saturday.
Robbie Shaw and Hartpury beat Flyde 57-31 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 Dargan, Jesse Milne, Will Sims, Oisin Brady, and Ian Kinsley, and Trinity had the weekend off.
Dino Waldren and Blackrock had the weekend off.
Jess Wooden, Kimber Rozier, and Aylesford lost to Saracens 35-19 on Saturday.
European Champions/Challenge Cups
Samu Manoa started and played 80 minutes for Toulon as they beat Sale 27-12 on Sunday.
Gagi Bazadze was not in the line-up for Montpellier as they lost to Leinster 57-3 on Friday.
Taku Ngwenya started and played 80 minutes for Brive as they beat Worcester 17-14 on Saturday.
Eric Fry started and played 58 minutes for Vannes as they lost to Biarritz 30-27 on Friday.
Dave Ryan started and played 53 minutes for Agen as they beat Mont-de-Marsan 29-15 on Saturday.
Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they lost to Perpignan 41-20 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.
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.
Marcel Brache and the Western Force have finished their season.
Chris Coyle is a part of the Brumbies training squad.
Chris Chapman and Sydney University have finished their season.
James King and Moorabbin have finished their season.
BC Premier League
Graham Harriman and James Bay had the weekend off.