Monday, January 23, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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Several Americans saw their teams advance in European play as pool play finished over the weekend. The Saracens are through after they beat Toulon and will play Glasgow in the quarterfinals. Chris Wyles didn't play for Saracens but Titi Lamositele did, coming off the bench. Samu Manoa also came off the bench for Toulon. Toulon also made it to the quarterfinals and will play Clermont. Neither Greg Peterson (injured) and Langilangi Haupeakui (more info on his situation here) played for Glasgow in their win. AJ MacGinty had five penalties for Sale but they didn't make the cut.

Taku Ngwenya scored a try as Brive advanced in the Challenge Cup. They will play Bath. Blaine Scully's Cardiff is also in the quarterfinals after they beat Thretton Palamo's Bristol over the weekend. Scully started for Cardiff and Palamo came off the bench. Down in the ProD2, Eric Fry came off the bench for Vannes while David Tameilau played the full 80 for Narbonne.

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British Isles:

European Champions Cup

Chris Wyles was not in the line-up while Titi Lamositele came off the bench and played 19 minutes for Saracens as they beat Toulon 10-3 on Saturday.

AJ MacGinty started, played 80 minutes, and scored five penalties for Sale as they beat Scarlets 25-23 on Saturday.

Greg Peterson and Langilangi Haupeakui were not in the line-up for Glasgow as they beat Leicester 43-0 on Saturday.

Callum Black came off the bench and played 9 minutes for Ulster as they lost to Bordeaux 22-26 on Saturday.

European Challenge Cup

Thretton Palamo came off the bench and played 38 minutes for Bristol as they lost to Cardiff 37-21 on Saturday. Blaine Scully started and played 80 minutes while Cam Dolan was not in the line-up for Cardiff.

Nick Civetta and Paddy Ryan were not in the line-up for Newcastle as they lost to the Ospreys 26-21 on Friday. Sam Underhill started and played 68 minutes for the Ospreys. He's also likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

Joe Taufete'e started and played 64 minutes for Worcester as they beat Enisei 57-14 on Saturday.

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean was not in the line-up for Richmond as they lost to Leinster A 71-17 on Friday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher beat Flyde 43-29 on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury beat Coventry 50-19 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 had the weekend off.

Dino Waldren and Blackrock beat Nenagh Ormond 25-20 on Saturday.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford beat Wasps 46-10 on Sunday.


European Champions/Challenge Cups

Samu Manoa came off the bench and played 15 minutes for Toulon as they lost to Saracens 10-3 on Saturday.

Gagi Bazadze was not in the line-up for Montpellier as they beat Northampton 26-17 on Friday.

Taku Ngwenya started, played 80 minutes, and scored a try for Brive as they beat the Dragons 36-19 on Saturday.

Pro D2

Eric Fry came off the bench and played 15 minutes for Vannes as they lost to Carcassonne 29-27 on Friday.

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 lost to Oyonnax 26-24 on Sunday.

David Tameilau started and played 80 minutes for Narbonne as they lost to Beziers 39-10 on Friday.


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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