Friday, February 24, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview

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Super Rugby is back! As things stand there are only two Americans in the competition this year. Capped Eagle Marcel Brache is with the Western Force while U.S.-eligible Toni Pulu is once again with the Chiefs. It's looking increasingly like he's going to play a big role with the team this year. However, before fans get too excited about him it's worth noting that he is only U.S.-eligible through the Olympic loophole so the likelihood of him playing for the Eagles is very small.

Over in Europe some players are going to be getting a rest. In the Premiership Titi Lamositele will start for Saracens and AJ MacGinty will come off the bench for Sale but that's it as everyone else missed out. Saracens and Sale play each other this weekend. In the Pro12 it's closet to the same story. Still, there will be plenty of players getting time at the lower divisions.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles is still injured while Titi Lamositele will start for Saracens as they play AJ MacGinty and Sale on Saturday. MacGinty is on the bench.

Joe Taufete'e is not in the line-up for Worcester as they play Northampton on Saturday.

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

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

Guinness Pro12

Callum Black is on the bench for Ulster as they play Zebre on Sunday.

Greg Peterson is not in the line-up for Glasgow as they play Sam Underhill and the Ospreys on Sunday. Underhill is on the bench. It's worth noting that Underhill is likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

Blaine Scully and Cam Dolan are not in the line-up for Cardiff as they play Edinburgh today. Dolan is with the Eagles. 

RFU Championship

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

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher have the weekend off.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury have the weekend off.


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.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford have the weekend off.


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 play Perpignan on Sunday.

Dave Ryan will start for Agen as they play Narbonne today. David Tameilau won't be in the line-up for Narbonne. He's with the Eagles.

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


Victor Camptat plays for the Brive Reserves.

Mose Fualaau plays for the Clermont Academy.

Inaki Basauri plays for Stade Nantais.

New Zealand:

Super Rugby

Toni Pulu will start for the Chiefs against the Highlanders today.

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.


Super Rugby

Marcel Brache is not in the line-up for the Western Force as they play the Waratahs on Saturday.

Chris Coyle is a part of the Brumbies training squad.

National Rugby Championship

James Hilterbrand and the North Harbour Rays have finished their season.

Marcel Brache and the Perth Spirit have finished their season.

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 Castaway Wanderers on Saturday.

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