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Friday, May 5, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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It's the end of the regular season for Americans in the top three leagues in Europe this weekend. That means a handful of Americans will see time in the Premiership. AJ MacGinty will get yet another start for Sale while Joe Taufete'e also slots in in the starting line-up for Worcester. Having those two players playing regular starting minutes is going to be huge this summer. Also starting is Chris Wyles and Titi Lamositele for Saracens. No capped Americans will play in the Pro12 this weekend. Taku Ngwenya is going to start in the Top 14 for Brive. He's turned in a nice season for the club. On the injury front, Blaine Scully and Samu Manoa continue to be out. Lastly, the season is over for players in the RFU Championship, National League One, and in most lower-divisions in Europe.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles and Titi Lamositele will start for Saracens as they play Wasps on Saturday.

Thretton Palamo is not in the line-up for Bristol as they play Nick Civetta, Paddy Ryan, and Newcastle on Saturday. Neither Civetta nor Ryan are in the line-up.

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

Joe Taufete'e will start for Worcester as they play Leicester on Saturday.

Guinness Pro12

Blaine Scully and Cam Dolan are not in the line-up for Cardiff as they play the Dragons on Saturday.

Sam Underhill will start for the Ospreys as they play Scarlets on Saturday. It's worth noting that Underhill has been called into England's summer squad and will lose his U.S.-eligibility.

Callum Black is not in the line-up for Ulster as they play Leinster on Saturday.

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

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean and Richmond have finished their season.

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher have finished their season.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury have finished their season.

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 have finished their season.

Women's Premiership

Jess Wooden and Aylesford have finished their season.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa is injured and not in the line-up for Toulon as they play Pau on Saturday.

Taku Ngwenya will start for Brive as they play Castres on Saturday.

Gagi Bazadze is not in the line-up for Montpellier as they play Stade Francais on Saturday.

Pro D2

Eric Fry and Vannes play Bourgoin on Sunday.

Dave Ryan and Agen play Colomiers on Sunday.

David Tameilau will start for Narbonne play Angouleme on Sunday.

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac play Dax on Sunday.

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 will start for the Chiefs as they play the Reds 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.

Other

Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Steven Knight is training in the Southland system.

Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache will start for the Western Force as they play the Sharks on Saturday.

Chris Coyle is a part of the Brumbies training squad.

Shute Shield

James Hilterbrand started for Manly play Zach Pangelinan and Randwick on Saturday.

Canada:

BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay have finished their season.

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