17 Sep 2011

United States captain escapes match ban

5:39 pm on 17 September 2011

The United States captain Todd Clever has escaped suspension after being charged with a dangerous tackle and shoulder charge during the Eagles' 13-6 win over Russia in their Rugby World Cup match New Plymouth on Thursday.

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

The United States have two Pool C games remaining, against Australia in Wellington on Friday and Italy in Nelson on Tuesday week.