Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review

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Christian Ostberg's string of bad luck continued over the weekend. He made his first start and appearance of the season for Aurillac but he had to come off 12 minutes injured. It's a tough break for Ostberg who was finally looking like he was going to get some gametime. It was also a bummer because had Siaosi Mahoni and David Tameilau played there could have been three Americans in the line-up at the same time in the Aurillac-Narbonne match.  In European Champions Cup play Chris Wyles started for Saracens but the day didn't go as he and his team had hoped. Chris Baumann was an unused substitute for Leicester. In the Challenge Cup Cardiff and Sale squared off but neither AJ MacGinty nor Blaine Scully played. However, one set of Americas to see time on the pitch was Joe Taufete'e and Andrew Durutalo. Taufete'e played the first half and picked up a yellow card, Durutalo played good minutes for the team before being substituted.

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British Isles:

European Champions Cup

Chris Wyles started and played 58 minutes while Titi Lamositele was not in the line-up as Saracens as they lost to Clermont 24-21 on Sunday.

Greg Peterson was not in the line-up for Glasgow as they lost to Montpellier 36-26 on Saturday.

Chris Baumann was an unused substitute for Leicester as they lost to Munster 25-16 on Sunday.

Callum Black started and played 52 minutes for Ulster as they beat Harlequins 52-24 on Friday.

Nick Civetta is on loan from Newcastle to Doncaster.

European Challenge Cup

AJ MacGinty was not in the line-up for Sale as they lost to Blaine Scully and Cardiff 14-6 on Saturday. Scully was also not in the line-up.

Joe Taufete'e started and played 52 minutes with a yellow card while  Andrew Durutalo started and played 68 minutes for Worcester as they lost to Oyonnax 27-20 on Friday.

RFU Championship

Thretton Palamo was not in the line-up for Bristol as they lost to Leinster A 50-15 on Friday. Palamo is injured.

Nick Civetta was not in the line-up for Doncaster as they beat the Cardiff Premiership Select XV 42-27 on Saturday.

Ronnie McLean was not in the line-up for Richmond as they lost to the Connacht Eagles 56-7 on Saturday.

Dino Waldren  not in the line-up for London Scottish as they lost to Jersey 45-10 on Saturday.

Robbie Shaw was not in the line-up for Hartpury as they lost to Ulster A 27-19 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 had the weekend off.

Tim Maupin and St. Mary's College had the weekend off.

Kevin O'ConnorAlex McDonaldWill Sims, Liam Smith, and Trinity had the weekend off.

Kalei Konrad and Terenure College had the weekend off.

Women's Premiership

Jess Wooden was not in the line-up as the Harlequins play beat Firwood Waterloo 51-12 on Saturday.


European Champions Cup/Challenge Cup

Samu Manoa started, played 58 minutes, and scored a try for Toulon as they lost to Bath 26-21 on Saturday.

Dave Ryan was not in the line-up for Agen as they lost to Pau 26-12 on Thursday.

Pro D2

Eric Fry wasn't in the line-up for Vannes as they lost to Montauban 73-0 on Friday. Fry is injured.

David Tameilau and Siaosi Mahoni were not in the line-up as they lost to Christian Ostberg and Aurillac 31-17. Ostberg started and played 12 minutes.


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 had the weekend off.

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 and the Perth Spirit have finished their season.

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.


BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay had the weekend off.

1 comment:

  1. Great video of the Manoa try here.