Friday, April 7, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview

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It's back to league play for most Americans overseas. Last weekend some Americans advanced in Europe while others saw their dreams fade. Now they will have to get right back at it with a full slate. The big news over the week was Samu Manoa breaking his arm, sidelining him for eight weeks. That essentially ends his Top 14 season and puts in jeopardy his availability for the Eagles this summer. Obviously he won't be in the line-up for Toulon this week. One player that is in the line-up is Titi Lamositele who continues to be a bench presence for Titi Lamositele. Chris Wyles is still out injured but could be back soon. Maybe the best match for Americans fans to watch is the match-up between Sale and Worcester where both AJ MacGinty and Joe Taufete'e will start for their respective teams. Rounding out the starting players is Blaine Scully with Cardiff and Marcel Brache with the Western Force.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

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

AJ MacGinty will start for Sale as they play Joe Taufete'e and Worcester today. Taufete'e will start for Worcester.

Thretton Palamo is not in the line-up for Bristol as they play Exeter on Saturday.

Nick Civetta and Paddy Ryan are not in the line-up for Newcastle as they play Gloucester today.

Guinness Pro12

Blaine Scully will start while Cam Dolan is not in the line-up as they play Callum Black and Ulster today. Black is on the bench.

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

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

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean will start for Richmond as they play the Cornish Pirates on Saturday.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher play Loughborough on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury play Birmingham Moseley 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 UCD today.

Women's Premiership

Jess Wooden and Aylesford play Lichfield on Sunday.


Top 14

Samu Manoa is not in the line-up for Toulon as they play Toulouse on Sunday.

Taku Ngwenya and Brive play Clermont on Saturday.

Gagi Bazadze and Montpellier play Grenoble on Saturday.

Pro D2

Eric Fry will start for Vannes as they play Colomiers today.

Dave Ryan will start for Agen as they play Soyaux-Angeloume today.

David Tameilau and Narbonne play Perpignan on Sunday.

Christian Ostberg is not in the line-up for Aurillac as they play Albi 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 will start for the Chiefs as they play the Stormers on Saturday.

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 will start for the Western Force as they play the Southern Kings on Saturday.

Chris Coyle is a part of the Brumbies training squad.

Shute Shield

James Hilterbrand and Manly play Sydney University on Saturday.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay play UBC on Saturday.

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