Friday, March 10, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview

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The Six Nations nearing it's culmination will mostly keep Americans in the Premiership and Pro12 inactive this weekend. There are exceptions. Titi Lamositele is on the bench for Saracens as they play in the LV= Cup semi-finals. In the Pro12, U.S.-eligible Callum Black is on the bench for Ulster as they play Zebre. As time goes by Black is increasingly less likely to play for the Eagles. He's now older as a player and if he choose to play for the U.S. he would likely have to give up his contract with Ulster given their foreign player restrictions.

In Super Rugby, Marcel Brache still has yet to play for the Western Force this season. U.S.-eligible Toni Pulu played 80 minutes for the Chiefs in another win. He is also unlikely to play for the Eagles because he would have to come through the Olympic loophole. Elsewhere, Eric Fry will start for Vannes in the Pro D2 while other Americans will be involved.

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British Isles:

LV= Cup

Chris Wyles is still injured while Titi Lamositele is on the bench for Saracens as they play Leicester on Saturday.

Aviva Premiership

AJ MacGinty and Sale have the weekend off.

Joe Taufete'e and Worcester have the weekend off.

Thretton Palamo and Bristol have the weekend off.

Nick CivettaPaddy Ryan, and Newcastle have the weekend off.

Guinness Pro12

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

Greg Peterson and Glasgow have the weekend off. 

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys have the weekend off. It's worth noting that Underhill is likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

Blaine Scully, Cam Dolan, and Cardiff have the weekend off. 

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean and Richmond have the weekend off.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher play Rosslyn Park today.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Old Albanians 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 play Young Munster on Saturday.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford have the weekend off.


Top 14

Samu Manoa and Toulon play Bayonne on Saturday.

Taku Ngwenya and Brive play Toulouse on Saturday.

Gagi Bazadze and Montpellier play Clermont on Sunday.

Pro D2

Eric Fry will start for Vannes as they play Christian Ostberg and Aurillac on Friday. Ostberg is not in the line-up.

Dave Ryan is on the bench for Agen as they play Dax today.

David Tameilau isn't in the line-up for Narbonne as they play Oyonnax 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 started, played 80 minutes, and scored a try for the Chiefs as they beat the Chiefs 26-18.

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 was not in the line-up for the Western Force as they lost to the Brumbies 25-17 today.

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 have the weekend off.

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