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European Cup Rugby is back this weekend and Americans are in the thick of it.
Taku Ngwenya scored a try to help Biarritz defeat Worcester. Highlights are here.
Also in the Amlin Challenge Cup, Scott LaValla starts at flanker for Stade Francais against London Irish in a clash of the two 2-0 teams in Pool 5.
In the upper-tier Heineken Cup, Samu Manoa starts at lock for Northampton against Leinster with a prime opportunity to get back in the rate for 1st in Pool 1.
(Also from Northampton, news that USA_born prop Alex Corbiesero, who plays for England, has been named by the International Rugby Players Association to their All-World XV for 2013.)
Wasps plays Grenoble without Andrew Suniula who, despite excellent form for the USA, doesn't make the squad. Blaine Scully is on the bench for Leicester as they take on Montpelier.
And finally, Saracens takes on Zebre in Italy. USA star Chris Wyles starts at outside center and goes into the game tied with Richard Hill for the most tries by a Saracens player in the Heineken Cup.
Wyles, in an interview with on his club's website, said:
“I haven’t give it a minutes thought and to tell the truth, I didn’t even realise I was level with Hilly” said Wyles. “The thing I always say is, I love playing and being involved. We have such great depth at the club; people have put their hands up in the LV=Cup in recent weeks so obviously I’m happy to be playing as the competition for places here is intense. We all get rotated and we all have our chance to show what we can do, so to be involved so much this season is great and this weekend we have another challenge that will test us as a team”.