Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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Most Americans overseas are in still pre-season mode but we'll get to them in just a minute. There were a couple of official competitions that go underway.  In New Zealand, a couple of Americans saw action in the Mitre 10 Cup but unfortunately it didn't go well for one of them. Tony Lamborn started for Hawke's Bay but as we noted yesterday he hurt his shoulder and it's looking like he'll miss six weeks. He'll be back in time for the November internationals. Pasqualle Dunn also saw action for Hawke's Bay. Back in Europe David Tameilau started for Narbonne in the Pro D2. Also starting in the Pro D2 was Eric Fry who continues. Elsewhere teams were in pre-season where many Americans saw time for their clubs.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris WylesTiti Lamositele, and Saracens are in pre-season. The team recently got back from Berumda and beat Bedford 55-18 on Saturday. Lamositele is recovering from surgery.

Nick Civetta and Newcastle beat Rotherham 59-14 in pre-season on Saturday.

AJ MacGinty and Sale beat Edinburgh 24-20 in pre-season last Friday.

Joe Taufete'e and Worcester lost Birmingham Moseley 24-15 in pre-season on Friday.

Chris Baumann and Leicester beat Benetton Treviso 47-12 in pre-season on Friday.

Guinness Pro14

Blaine Scully and Cardiff beat London Scottish 24-23 in pre-season on Saturday.

Callum Black was in the line-up for Ulster as they lost to Wasps in pre-season last Thursday.

Greg Peterson and Glasgow lost Northampton 19-14 in pre-season on Saturday

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean and Richmond beat Blackheath 41-12 in pre-season on Saturday.

Thretton Palamo and Bristol lost to Scarlets 33-26 in pre-season on Saturday.

Andrew Durutalo and Ealing played London Irish in pre-season last Friday.

Dino Waldren and London Scottish lost to Cardiff last Saturday. 

National League 1

Hayden Smith and Esher played Wimbledon in pre-season on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury played Rosslyn Park in pre-season on Saturday.


Conor Kearns plays with Oxford University.

Ollie Drew plays with Romsney.

Louis Mulholland plays with with Cheshunt.

All Ireland League

Pierce Dargan and Old Belvedere are in pre-season.

Tim Maupin and St. Mary's College are in pre-season.

Kevin O'ConnorAlex McDonaldWill Sims, Liam Smith, and Trinity are in pre-season.

Women's Premiership

Jess Wooden and Aylesford have finished their season. Wooden is with the Eagles.


Top 14

Samu Manoa and Toulon lost to Lyon 17-14 in pre-season.

Taku Ngwenya and Brive are in pre-season.

Gagi Bazadze, Dave Ryan and Agen are in pre-season.

Pro D2

Eric Fry started and played 73 minutes for Vannes as they lost to Beziers 29-27 on Friday.

David Tameilau started and played 80 minutes while Siaosi Mahoni was not in the line-up for Narbonne as they lost to Montauban 18-13 on Friday.

Christian Ostberg was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they lost to Colomiers 30-23 on Friday.


Victor Camptat plays for the Brive Reserves.

Mose Fualaau plays for the Clermont Academy.

Inaki Basauri plays for Stade Nantais.

New Zealand:

Mitre 10 Cup

Toni Pulu was not in the line-up for Counties Manukau as they beat Auckland 16-14 on Saturday.

Tony Lamborn started and played 23 minutes before getting injured while Pasqualle Dunn came off the bench and played 1 minutes for Hawke's Bay as they beat Southland 24-16 on Saturday.


Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Steven Knight is training in the Southland system.



Marcel Brache and the Perth Spirit are in pre-season.

James Hilterbrand and the Sydney Rays are in pre-season.

Super Rugby

Chris Coyle is a part of the Brumbies training squad.

Shute Shield

James Hilterbrand started for Manly as they lost to Warringah 27-17 on Saturday.

Zach Pangelinan and Randwick have finished their season.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay are in pre-season.


  1. Thanks for the info! I think you might want to change your template to read "Guinness Pro14"

  2. Gannon Moore has been selected for the North Harbour development side. You may remember him from PRO Rugby, and completely destroying the club sevens scene with the Kansas City Blues. He's too damn humble, so here's me promoting him. Good on ya Gannon.