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Friday, March 3, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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It's a weird weekend for Americans overseas. Some are still with the Eagles at the Americas Rugby Championship, others are injured, and others are missing out on selection. Of the seven Americans in the Premiership only Joe Taufete'e will be in a line-up this weekend as he's on the bench for Worcester. Chris Wyles is still injured while the others miss out. Greg Peterson has missed a lot of time due to injury over the past few months but he's making his competitive return this weekend for the Glasgow Hawks. If all goes well he could find himself back in the Warriors line-up soon. Elsewhere in the Pro12 most players will miss out. Down in France it could have been an Eagle vs. Eagles showdown between Samu Manoa's Toulon and Taku Ngwenya's Brive but only Manoa will be involved.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles is still injured while Titi Lamositele is not in the lineup for Saracens as they play Nick Civetta, Paddy Ryan, and Newcastle on Sunday. Neither Civetta nor Ryan are in the line-up.

AJ MacGinty was a late scratch for Sale as they play Northampton today.

Joe Taufete'e is on the bench for Worcester as they play Thretton Palamo and Bristol on Sunday. Palamo isn't in the line-up.

Guinness Pro12

Callum Black will start for Ulster as they play Benetton Treviso today.

Greg Peterson is not in the line-up for Glasgow as they play the Dragons on Saturday. He'll play for the Glasgow Hawks as he returns from injury. 

Sam Underhill will start for the Ospreys as they play Edinburgh today. 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 Munster on Saturday. Dolan is with the Eagles. 

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean and Richmond have the weekend off.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher play Cambridge on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Rosslyn Park 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 Garryowen on Saturday.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford have the weekend off.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa is on the bench for Toulon as they play Taku Ngwenya and Brive on Saturday. Ngwenya is not in the line-up.

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

Pro D2

Eric Fry is not in the line-up for Vannes as they play Mont-de-Marsan today.

Dave Ryan started and played 50 minutes for Agen as they beat Montauban 22-18 on Thursday.

David Tameilau isn't in the line-up for Narbonne as they play Aurillac today. He's with the Eagles. Christian Ostberg is not in the line-up for Aurillac.

Other

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 came off the bench and played 18 minutes for the Chiefs as they beat the Blues 41-26 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.

Other

Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Steven Knight is training in the Southland system.

Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache was not in the line-up for the Western Force as they beat the Reds 26-19 on Thursday.

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.

Canada:

BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay play UBCOB on Saturday.

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