Friday, September 1, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview

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The season starts for Americans in the Premiership, Pro 14, and the RFU Championship this weekend. In the Premiership a number of Americans are set to be involved. Chris Wyles is on the bench for Saracens but Titi Lamositele is still out missing with a next injury. Joe Taufete'e is starting out on the right foot with Worcester as he's on the bench. Rounding out the Premiership is AJ MacGinty who starts for Sale. In the Pro 14 Greg Peterson is on the bench for Glasgow and U.S.-eligible prop Callum Black is on the bench for Ulster. Down in the RFU Championship where now a number of Americans play only Ronnie McLean and Andrew Durutalo start for their respective sides. You can expect Durutalo to be a big part of Ealing this year. In France, Samu Manoa will be involved again for Toulon while David Tamailau already started for Narbonne.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles is on the bench while Titi Lamositele is injured and not in the line-up for Saracens as they play Northampton on Saturday. Lamositele is recovering from surgery.

Nick Civetta is not in the line-up for Newcastle as they play Joe Taufete'e and Worcester today. Taufete'e is on the bench.

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

Chris Baumann is not in the line-up for Leicester as they play Bath on Sunday.

Guinness Pro14

Blaine Scully is not in the line-up for Cardiff as they play Edinburgh today.

Callum Black is on the bench for Ulster as they play the Cheetahs today.

Greg Peterson is on the bench for Glasgow as they play Connacht on Saturday.

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean will start for Richmond as they play Bedford on Saturday.

Thretton Palamo is not in the line-up for Bristol as they play Robbie Shaw and Hartpury on Sunday. Shaw is not in the line-up.

Andrew Durutalo will start for Ealing as they play the Cornish Pirates on Saturday.

Dino Waldren is not on the bench for London Scottish as they play Yorkshire Carnegie 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.


Top 14

Samu Manoa will be in the line-up for Toulon as they play Clermont on Sunday.

Taku Ngwenya and Brive play Lyon on Saturday.

Dave Ryan will start for Agen as they play Racing Metro on Saturday.

Pro D2

Eric Fry will start for Vannes as they play Charantes on Friday.

David Tameilau started and played 55 minutes while Siaosi Mahoni was not in the line-up for Narbonne as they lost to Dax 35-16 on Thursday.

Christian Ostberg is not in the line-up for Aurillac as they play Carcassonne today.


Victor Camptat plays for the Brive Reserves.

Mose Fualaau plays for the Clermont Academy.

Inaki Basauri plays for Stade Nantais.

Nafi Maafu plays for the Perpignan reserves.

New Zealand:

Mitre 10 Cup

Toni Pulu is not in the line-up for Counties Manukau as they play Taranaki on Saturday.

Tony Lamborn is injured and was not in the line-up while Pasqualle Dunn was also not in the line-up for Hawke's Bay as they lost to Canterbury 53-10 on Thursday.


Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Steven Knight is training in the Southland system.



Marcel Brache will start for the Perth Spirit as they play Melbourne Rising on Sunday.

James Hilterbrand is in the squad for the Sydney Rays as they play the Greater Sydney Rams on Sunday.

Super Rugby

Chris Coyle is a part of the Brumbies training squad.

Shute Shield

James Hilterbrand and Manly have finished their season.

Zach Pangelinan and Randwick have finished their season.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay are in pre-season.

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