Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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It was an eventful first week for Andrew Durutalo. The Eagles flanker made his debut for Ealing over the weekend and was named Man of the Match, scoring two tries and generally doing strong work at the breakdown. Highlights of his match can be found below along with comments from him. The only other capped Eagle to see action in the RFU Championship was Ronnie McLean. In the Premiership Chris Wyles played for Saracens and Joe Taufete'e came off the bench for Worcester. AJ MacGinty started for Sale, played the whole match, and kicked five conversions for Sale. Down in the Top 14 Samu Manoa played the full match for Toulon as they lost to rivals Clermont. Taku Ngwenya and Dave Ryan also saw time while David Tameilau and Eric Fry both started for their clubs in the Pro D2.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Chris Wyles came off the bench and played 34 minutes while Titi Lamositele is injured and was not in the line-up for Saracens as they beat Northampton 55-24 on Saturday. Lamositele is recovering from surgery.

Nick Civetta was not in the line-up for Newcastle as they beat Joe Taufete'e and Worcester 35-8 on Saturday. Taufete'e came off the bench and played 16 minutes.

AJ MacGinty started, played 80 minutes, and kicked five conversions for Sale as they lost to Wasps 50-35 on Saturday.

Chris Baumann was not in the line-up for Leicester as they lost to Bath 27-23 on Sunday.

Guinness Pro14

Blaine Scully was not in the line-up for Cardiff as they lost to Edinburgh 20-10 on Friday.

Callum Black came off the bench and played 11 minutes for Ulster as they beat the Cheetahs 42-19 on Friday.

Greg Peterson came off the bench and played 7 minutes for Glasgow as they beat Connacht 18-12 on Saturday.

RFU Championship

Ronnie McLean started and played 80 minutes for Richmond as they lost to Bedford 36-7 on Saturday.

Thretton Palamo was not in the line-up for Bristol as they beat Robbie Shaw and Hartpury 26-15 on Sunday. Shaw was not in the line-up.

Andrew Durutalo started, played 80 minutes, and scored two tries for Ealing as they beat the Cornish Pirates 29-28 on Saturday.

Dino Waldren was not on the bench for London Scottish as they beat Yorkshire Carnegie 30-12 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 started and played 80 minutes for Toulon as they lost to Clermont 21-16 on Sunday.

Taku Ngwenya came off the bench and played 18 minutes for Brive as they lost to Lyon 29-14 on Saturday.

Dave Ryan started and played 56 minutes for Agen as they beat Racing Metro 23-19 on Saturday.

Pro D2

Eric Fry started and played 47 minutes for Vannes as they beat Charantes 28-14 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 was not in the line-up for Aurillac as they beat Carcassonne 41-10 on Friday.


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 was not in the line-up for Counties Manukau as they lost to Taranaki 30-27 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 started, played 80 minutes, and scored a try for the Perth Spirit as they beat Melbourne Rising 45-33 on Sunday.

James Hilterbrand and the Sydney Rays had the weekend off.

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.


  1. http://www.newcastlefalcons.co.uk/news/story/wasps-21-falcons-development-team-67

    Looks like Nick came off the bench in the A League game for Newcastle. He also scored a try!

  2. Denver Barbarians celebrate the 50th year of their club's formation this weekend with a match against Glendale and associated activities. Congratulations Barbos!