Friday, November 3, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview

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With the November internationals starting this weekend it is having an impact on European leagues, mainly in Great Britain. In England the teams in the Premiership will be involved in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. For Andrew Durutalo that means his first start in a Worcester shirt. He'll go up against fellow American AJ MacGinty who starts for Sale. Joe Taufete'e has the weekend off. So do the American contingent at Saracens. Chris Baumann will get a chance to make his first official start for Leicester. The Guinness Pro14 Blaine Scully will start for Cardiff. In the Top 14 both Samu Manoa and Dave Ryan will start as Toulon and Agen go head to head. Lastly, teams in the RFU Championship, where now a number of American play, have the weekend off.
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British Isles:

Anglo-Welsh Cup

Chris Wyles and Titi Lamositele are not in the line-up as Saracens play Harlequins on Sunday. Lamositele is still injured.

AJ MacGinty will start for Sale as they play Joe Taufete'eAndrew Durutalo and Worcester today. Durutalo will start.

Nick Civetta is on loan from Newcastle to Doncaster.

Chris Baumann is on the bench for Leicester as they play Gloucester on Saturday.

Guinness Pro14

Blaine Scully will start for Cardiff as they play Scarlets on Saturday.

Callum Black is on the bench for Ulster as they play the Southern Kings on Saturday.

Greg Peterson is not in the line-up for Glasgow as they play Leinster today.

RFU Championship

Thretton Palamo and Bristol have the weekend off. Palamo is injured.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond have the weekend off.

Dino Waldren and London Scottish have the weekend off.

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury have the weekend off.

Nick Civetta and Doncaster have the weekend off.


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 U.L. Bohemian on Saturday.

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

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

Paddy Ryan and Highfield play Nenagh Ormond on Saturday.

Women's Premiership

Jess Wooden and the Harlequins play Gloucester-Hartpury on Saturday.


Top 14

Samu Manoa will start for Toulon as they play Dave Ryan and Agen on Saturday.  Ryan will start.

Taku Ngwenya and Brive play Stade Francais on Sunday.

Pro D2

Eric Fry is not in the line-up for Vannes as they play Dax today.

David Tameilau will start while Siaosi Mahoni is not in the line-up for Narbonne as they play Massy today.

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



Roland Suniula and Reggio play Toscana Aeroporti on Saturday.

New Zealand:

Mitre 10 Cup

Toni Pulu and Counties Manukau have finished their season.

Tony LambornPas Dunn, and Hawke's Bay have finished their season.


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 Canberra Vikings on Saturday.

James Hilterbrand and the Sydney Rays have finished their season.

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 play Capilano on Saturday.


  1. This may be a bit late, but a Paddy Ryan has been popping up in the NRC playing loosehead for NSW Country Eagles, at least the last three rounds. Dunno if it's the same Paddy Ryan, but it seemed like a bit much for pure coincidence...