17 Sep 2011

US captain escapes suspension

1:49 pm on 17 September 2011

United States captain Todd Clever has escaped suspension after being charged with a dangerous tackle and shoulder charge during a Rugby World Cup match against Russia in New Plymouth on Thursday.

The Eagles won 13-6.

Clever admitted to the charge of a dangerous tackle, but a judicial officer deemed the incident to be at the lower end of the scale.

The United States have two pool games remaining, against Australia in Wellington on 23 September and Italy in Nelson on 27 September.