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It was a busy weekend for USA players overseas as the European Cup competitions entered Round 3.
Chris Wyles became the all-time-leading try-scorer for Saracens in European competition, as he touched down for his seventh try in Europe and helped Saracens defeat Zebre 39-10.
It wasn't as good news for Samu Manoa, who saw his squad lose 40-7 to Leinster. Manoa started at lock.
Blaine Scully got on for about five minutes as Leicester beat Montpellier 41-32. (Highlights here)
With those results in the Heineken Cup, Northampton drops to 1-2 in Pool 1, sitting 3rd behind Leinster and Castres; Saracens is at 2-1, essentially tied with Toulouse for 1st in Pool 3; Leicester is 2-1 in Pool 5, 2nd behind Ulster.
In the Amlin Challenge Cup, Taku Ngwenya scored a try to help Biarritz defeat Worcester. Highlights are here.
Wasps beat Grenoble 47-7 without Andrew Suniula. Scott LaValla started at flanker for Stade Francais, who lost 24-13 to London Irish.
Biarritz improves to 2-1 and is just behind Sale for 1st in Pool 1; Wasps is 3-0 and in 1st in Pool 4; Paris drops to 2-1, second behind London Irish in Pool 5.
Todd Clever started at No. 8 as NTT Shining Arcs lost 47-16 to Ricoh in the 2nd stage of the Japan Top League competition.
Will Magie started for Ealing as they lost to Moseley in the English Championship. Robbie Shaw subbed in at scrumhalf in Esher's 20-14 loss to Coventry. Meanwhile, center Ronnie McLean, who is USA-eligible due to being born in Los Angeles, did not play as he was rested for this week.
Eric Fry was a sub at prop for London Scottish as they lost 27-20 to Pontypridd.
In the French Pro D2, Seta Tuilevuka started at outside center for Beziers, who lost 19-13 to Bourgoin. Inai Basauri is still not finding on-field time with Tarbes.
And former NY Jets player Hayden Smith is expected to be announced as a new signing for Saracens very soon.
In Italy, Nick Civetta got his first game off all season with Lazio, who won.