Eagles Overseas: February 25-28

While the current assembly of the USA Men's Eagles is gearing up for the fourth round of the inaugural Americas Rugby Championship competition, several capped Eagles will be appearing in club uniform this weekend.

Taku Ngwenya was a standout on the wing in John Mitchell's first match in charge of the U.S. national team, scoring a try, saving another with a lengthy chase tackle, and overall being a nuisance on both sides of the ball. He returned to France's Biarritz in a defeat of USAP last weekend, and has already scored a try from the wing in Friday's match against Béziers.

Greg Peterson went back to Glasgow Warriors following the U.S.'s 35-35 draw with Argentina XV in the ARC's first round. Thursday night the holder of 11 caps received a yellow card in his Guinness PRO12 side's gritty, 18-15, defeat of Newport Gwent Dragons, one of Mike Petri's former clubs.

Elsewhere in the PRO12, Blaine Scully will make his third consecutive start at wing for Cardiff Blues, who did not name Cam Dolan in the match-day squad for Sunday's encounter with Ulster. Scully scored his team's only try in his first week back with the club after captaining the Eagles against Argentina XV, and was also on the wing last weekend in the Welsh side's ninth PRO12 loss.

Cardiff sits 10 points behind Glasgow in the competition standings, with AJ MacGinty's Connacht Rugby leading the table with a 10-0-5 record. The fly half, in his first season in Ireland, has kicked eight penalties and four conversions in nine appearances this season. MacGinty will wear the No. 10 jersey against Ospreys Saturday.

Newcastle Falcons released prop Eric Fry for the remainder of the ARC, but recalled Todd Clever, who will start Saturday's match against Gloucester in the reserves. The Eagles' second-most-capped player of all time captained Mitchell's squad in two of its first three ARC matches. He scored a hat trick in Austin, Texas, in the U.S.'s fourth consecutive defeat of Canada, and scored his first international try since 2011 the week prior in Houston.

Aviva Premiership leader Saracens will have an American trio in Saturday's starting XV against Sale Sharks. Retired internationals Hayden Smith and Chris Wyles will start at lock and wing, respectively, while 21-year-old Titi Lamositele earns his first Premiership start at prop. Having already made 10 substitute appearances for his club, Lamositele received praise from his team's director of rugby, Mark McCall, this week.

"He's done really well for the last six weeks," McCall told Barnett & Whetstone Press. "He's very flexible as he can play tight head and loose head, which is a real gift in this day and age.

"He's really explosive and has got a bit of Mako Vunipola about him, to be honest. He's a good rugby player, as well; he carries the ball well and gets over the ball."

The 2016 Super Rugby season is in its first week with matches having already started around the globe. Japan's Sunwolves, an expansion side added to the competition prior to this season, will open the year at home in Tokyo against South Africa's Lions. Andrew Durutalo will become the third capped Eagle in the past decade to have played in the Super Rugby competition behind Clever and James Paterson, with the 12-cap loose forward wearing No. 7 in Saturday's match.*

*Note: All Super Rugby matches are available in the United States on WatchESPN.com. Kickoff from Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium is set for 11:15 p.m. ET Friday, Feb. 26.