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Friday, March 24, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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Things are back in full swing for Americans overseas. In Europe all of the competition are back and there are plenty of Americans involved. Blaine Scully will not only start on the wing for Cardiff but he'll captain the team as they play Leinster. That's a big honor for the Eagles captain. Other players to get starting nobs in the British Isles include Joe Taufete'e for Worcester and AJ MacGinty for Sale. Taufete'e of course signed a new deal with Worcester this week. For MacGinty it's a great sign that he starts once again. Also involved in the Premiership is Titi Lamositele who is on the bench for the Saracens. Over in France, David Tameilau continues to get more time and it could be a strong weekend for Samu Manoa and Taku Ngwenya.

In the Southern Hemisphere, Marcel Brache saw his first action for the Western Force going the full 80 minutes in their loss to the Crusaders. Also, just a note some players in the Southern Hemisphere. We're trying to work out who is playing for who in some of the lower competitions so if things are in flux the next few weeks you know why.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles is injured but Titi Lamositele is on the bench for Saracens as they play Bath on Sunday.

AJ MacGinty will start for Sale as they play Exeter on Saturday.

Joe Taufete'e will start for Worcester as the play Wasps on Sunday.

Thretton Palamo is not in the line-up for Bristol as they play Gloucester today.

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

Guinness Pro12

Callum Black is on the bench for Ulster as they play the Dragons today.

Greg Peterson is not in the line-up for Glasgow as they play Connacht on Saturday. 

Sam Underhill is on the bench for the Ospreys as they play Benetton Treviso on Saturday. It's worth noting that Underhill is likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

Blaine Scully will start while Cam Dolan is not in the line-up for Cardiff as they play Leinster on Saturday. 

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean will start for Richmond as they play Yorkshire Carnegie on Sunday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher play Old Albanian on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Darlington Mowden 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 St. Mary's College.

Women's Premiership

Jess Wooden is playing with Aylesford. She is in Eagles camp.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa and Toulon play Stade Francais on Sunday.

Taku Ngwenya and Brive play Gagi Bazadze and Montpellier on Sunday.

Pro D2

Eric Fry is not in the line-up for Vannes as they play David Tameilau and Narbonne today. Tameilau will start.

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

Dave Ryan came off the bench for Agen as they lost to Oyonnax 31-26 on Thursday.

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 and the Chiefs have the weekend off.

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 started and played 80 minutes for the Western Force as they lost to the Crusaders 45-17 today.

Chris Coyle is a part of the Brumbies training squad.

Shute Shield

James Hilterbrand and Manly are in pre-season.

Canada:

BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay play Capilano on Saturday.

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