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Friday, September 22, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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The good news for several Americans overseas is that they are slowly making their way back from injury. Blaine Scully wasn't picked for Cardiff this week but he's back in the selection talks which is only a good thing. Dave Ryan and Tony Lamborn both seem to have put their injuries behind them with starts once again. Also starting once again is AJ MacGinty. He has been a fixture for Sale early in the season. However, not lining up against him is Chris Wyles who rests this week for Saracens. Titi Lamositele is still making it back from injury. The only other player that will play in the Premiership this weekend is Joe Taufete'e who is on the bench for Worcester. Over in the Guinness Pro14 Thretton Palamo will make his debut for the Dragons and it's a start. In the lower divisions Andrew Durutalo starts for Ealing while Dino Waldren is on the bench for London Scottish. In France, Samu Manoa, Taku Ngwenya, and Eric Fry all start.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles and Titi Lamositele are not in the line-up for Saracens as they play AJ MacGinty and Sale on Saturday. MacGinty will start. 

Nick Civetta was not in the line-up for Newcastle as they play Bath on Saturday.

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

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

Guinness Pro14

Blaine Scully is not in the line-up for Cardiff as they play Connacht on Saturday.

Greg Peterson is not in the line-up for Glasgow as they play Munster today. However he will play for Marr Rugby in the BT Premiership.

Callum Black is not in the line-up for Ulster as they play Thretton Palamo and the Dragons today. Palamo will start.

RFU Championship

Thretton Palamo is on loan from Bristol to the Dragons.

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

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

Andrew Durutalo will start for Ealing as they play Dino Waldren and London Scottish on Sunday. Waldren is on the bench.

Other

Conor Kearns plays with Oxford University. He was a key part of their win over the College All-Americans.

Ollie Drew plays with Romsney.

Louis Mulholland plays with with Cheshunt.

All Ireland League

Pierce Dargan and Old Belvedere play Shannon on Saturday.

Tim Maupin and St. Mary's College play Clontarf today.

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

Women's Premiership

Jess Wooden is on the bench for the Harlequins as the play Firwood Waterloo on Saturday.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa will start for Toulon as they play Stade Francais on Saturday.

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

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

Pro D2

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

David Tameilau is on the bench while Siaosi Mahoni is not in the line-up for Narbonne as they play Carcassone today.

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

Other

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 Bay of Plenty on Sunday.

Tony Lamborn will start while Pas Dunn is on the bench for Hawke's Bay as they play Taranaki on Saturday.

Other

Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Steven Knight is training in the Southland system.

Australia:

NRC

Marcel Brache will start as they play Fiji on Saturday.

James Hilterbrand is on the bench for the Sydney Rays as they play Queensland Country 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.

Canada:

BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay play Burnaby Lake on Saturday.

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