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Friday, February 3, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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The Six Nations has put a stop to some of the club matches in Europe, especially in France, but in the UK things are going strong with the LV= Cup. Some Americans like AJ MacGinty, Blaine Scully, and Nick Civetta are with the Eagles so they won't feature for their clubs but others like Titi Lamositele and Cam Dolan are going to get a chance. Lamositele will be on the bench for Saracens as they play rivals Leicester. Dolan will start once again for Cardiff as they face Worcester. Joe Taufete'e will not be in the line-up for the Warriors and won't be with the Eagles either as he is back in California getting ready for the birth of his child. This absence has been expected (see what we did there?) for awhile. Other players seeing time over the weekend will come at the lower levels of play in the UK.

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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 Leicester on Sunday.

AJ MacGinty is not in the line-up for Sale as they play the Harlequins today. MacGinty is with the Eagles.

Blaine Scully is not in the line-up while Cam Dolan will start for Cardiff as they play Worcester on Saturday. Joe Taufte'e is not in the line-up for Worcester and is home for the birth of his child.

Thretton Palamo is not in the line-up for Bristol as they play Exeter on Sunday.

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys play the Wasps on Sunday. It's worth noting that he's likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

Nick Civetta is not in the line-up but Paddy Ryan will start for Newcastle as they play Bath on Saturday. Civetta is with the Eagles.

Guinness Pro12

Callum Black and Ulster have the weekend off.

Greg Peterson and Glasgow have the weekend off.

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean will start for Richmond as they play Bedford on Saturday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher play Hull Ionians on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Blaydon on Saturday.

Other

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 Cork Constitution on Saturday.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford have the weekend off.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa and Toulon have the weekend off.

Gagi Bazadze and Montpellier have the weekend off.

Taku Ngwenya and Brive have the weekend off.

Pro D2

Eric Fry and Vannes have the weekend off.

Dave Ryan and Agen have the weekend off.

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac have the weekend off.

David Tameilau and Narbonne have the weekend off.

Other

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.

Other

Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Steven Knight is training in the Southland system.

Australia:

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.

Canada:

BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay play UVic on Saturday.

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