Friday, September 15, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview

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World Cup veteran Jess Wooden's old club Aylesford didn't make the cut for the new top competition in England but Wooden has. The back has signed up to play for Harlequins in the new competetion and will heart this weekend. Down in New Zealand Tony Lamborn has passed a head check and will be in the line-up for Hawke's Bay against Counties Manukau.  Back in Europe, well the U.S., only Chris Wyles will play this weekend in Philadelphia. Between Newcastle and Saracens there are three potential Eagles that could play but Titi Lamositele is still out injured and Nick Civetta hasn't been selected by Newcastle. Over in England Joe Taufete'e is on the bench, AJ MacGinty will start and plenty of players will get the opportunity at the lower levels. Speaking over lower levels, the action starts in Ireland on Saturday.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles will start while Titi Lamositele is injured and not in the line-up for Saracens as they play Newcastle on Saturday. Lamositele is recovering from surgery. Nick Civetta is not in the line-up for Newcastle.

Joe Taufete'e is on the bench for Worcester as they play Exeter today.

AJ MacGinty will start for Sale as they play London Irish today.

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

Guinness Pro14

Blaine Scully is not in the line-up for Cardiff as they play Glasgow on Saturday. Greg Peterson is not in the line-up for Glasgow but will start for Marr Rugby in the BT Premiership.

Callum Black is not in the line-up for Ulster as they play Scarlets today.

RFU Championship

Thretton Palamo is not in the line-up for Bristol as they play Richmond on Sunday. He will start for the team in 'A' League against Bath. Ronnie McLean will start for Richmond.

Robbie Shaw is not in the line-up for Hartpury as they play Rotherham on Saturday.

Andrew Durutalo will start for Ealing as they play Bedford on Saturday.

Dino Waldren is on the bench for London Scottish as they play Nottingham 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 play Ballynahinch on Saturday.

Tim Maupin and St. Mary's College play Garryowen on Saturday.

Kevin O'ConnorAlex McDonaldWill Sims, Liam Smith, and Trinity play Terenure on Saturday.

Women's Premiership

Jess Wooden and Harlequins play Wasps.


Top 14

Samu Manoa and Toulon play Dave Ryan and Agen on Sunday.

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

Pro D2

Eric Fry started and played 72 minutes for Vannes as they beat Bayonne 38-22 on Thursday.

David Tameilau will start while Siaosi Mahoni is not in the line-up for Narbonne they play Christian Ostberg and Aurillac on Saturday. Ostberg is not in the line-up.


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 and Counties Manukau play Tony Lamborn, Pas Dunn, and Hawke's Bay today. Lamborn will start.


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 the Greater Sydney Rams on Sunday.

James Hilterbrand is on the bench for the Sydney Rays as they play Melbourne Rising on Saturday.

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 started for James Bay as they play UVic on Saturday.

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