Monday, March 6, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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What looked like a fairly uneventful weekend for Americans heading into it turned into an interesting one as some young players got opportunities to play. Joe Taufete'e wasn't scheduled to start for Worcester but he got called in at the last minute and played the entire match as Worcester beat Bristol. That win turned out to be big as it all but guarantees Bristol relegation next season. That may not be great news for Thretton Palamo who has found himself in and out of the Bristol line-up. Also in the Premiership, Titi Lamositele was a late insertion on the bench for Saracens. Lamositele continues to be called on when needed as he takes on a bigger role with the team. Chris Wyles remains out injured. AJ MacGinty was a late scratch for Sale.

Down in France, Samu Manoa came off the bench for Toulon as they suffered another surprising defeat. He was the only American involved in France as Taku Ngwenya did not play for Brive and various reasons kept Americans out of the Pro D2.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles is still injured while Titi Lamositele came off the bench and played 10 minutes for Saracens as they beat Nick CivettaPaddy Ryan, and Newcastle 35-27 on Sunday. Neither Civetta nor Ryan were in the line-up.

AJ MacGinty was a late scratch for Sale as they lost to Northampton 32-12 on Friday.

Joe Taufete'e started and played 80 minutes for Worcester as they beat Thretton Palamo and Bristol 41-24 on Sunday. Palamo wasn't in the line-up.

Guinness Pro12

Callum Black started and played 54 minutes for Ulster as they beat Benetton Treviso 19-7 on Friday.

Greg Peterson was not in the line-up for Glasgow as they beat the Dragons 47-17 on Saturday. He played for the Glasgow Hawks as he returns from injury. 

Sam Underhill started and played 60 minutes for the Ospreys as they beat Edinburgh 13-9 on Friday. It's worth noting that Underhill is likely to play for England or Wales before the Eagles.

Blaine Scully and Cam Dolan were not in the line-up for Cardiff as they lost to Munster 23-13 on Saturday. Dolan is with the Eagles. 

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean and Richmond had the weekend off.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher beat Cambridge 36-22 on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury beat Rosslyn Park 36-28 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 beat Garryowen 19-3 on Saturday.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford had the weekend off.


Top 14

Samu Manoa came off the bench and played 17 minutes for Toulon as they lost to Taku Ngwenya and Brive 15-5 on Saturday. Ngwenya was not in the line-up.

Gagi Bazadze was not in the line-up for Montpellier as they lost to Lyon 16-3 on Sunday.

Pro D2

Eric Fry was not in the line-up for Vannes as they lost to Mont-de-Marsan 33-3 on Friday.

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

David Tameilau wasn't in the line-up for Narbonne as they beat Aurillac 23-19 on Friday. He was with the Eagles. Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac.


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.


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 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.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay lost to UBCOB 34-30 on Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. It would be cool if Palamo can hang on at Bristol with Pat Lam coming in. Not to mention a couple new capped internationals.