Monday, March 20, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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We won't lie, it was a slow weekend for Americans overseas with the Six Nations putting a stop to most of the action. Where things were busy was in the Top 14. Samu Manoa started and played a full 80 minutes for Toulon but they were only able to manage a draw with Grenoble. Over at Brive, Taku Ngwenya was back playing another full 80 minutes. Brive went down in defeat, however. The only other players to really see action were Ronnie McLean for Richmond in the RFU Championship and U.S.-eligible Toni Pulu for the Chiefs in Super Rugby. Before people get too excited about Pulu it is important to remember that he is only eligible to play for the U.S. through the Olympic loophole meaning that is a very unlikely. He played for Niua on a World Sevens Series tournament a few years back tying his eligibility to them.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris WylesTiti Lamositele, Saracens had the weekend off.

AJ MacGinty and Sale had the weekend off.

Joe Taufete'e and Worcester had the weekend off.

Thretton Palamo and Bristol had the weekend off.

Nick CivettaPaddy Ryan, and Newcastle had the weekend off.

Guinness Pro12

Callum Black and Ulster had the weekend off.

Greg Peterson and Glasgow had the weekend off. 

Sam Underhill and the Ospreys had 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 had the weekend off. 

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean started and played 80 minutes for Richmond as they lost to London Scottish 19-8 on Saturday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher had the weekend off.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury had 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 had the weekend off.

Women's Premiership

Jess WoodenKimber Rozier, and Aylesford had the weekend off.


Top 14

Samu Manoa started and played 80 minutes as Toulon drew with Grenoble 23-23 on Sunday.

Taku Ngwenya started and played 80 minutes for Brive as they lost to La Rochelle 36-17 on Saturday.

Gagi Bazadze and Montpellier had their match against Racing cancelled.

Pro D2

Eric Fry and Vannes had the weekend off.

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac had the weekend off.

Dave Ryan and Agen had the weekend off.

David Tameilau and Narbonne had the weekend off.


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 and played 26 minutes as the Chiefs beat the Rebels 27-14 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 and the Western Force had the weekend off.

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 beat Vancouver Rowing Club 75-8 on Saturday.

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