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Civetta handed three week suspension

US Eagles lock Nick Civetta has been handed a three week suspension by an RFU disciplinary panel after receiving a red card for an incident in the Doncaster Knights match against Yorkshire Carnegie last weekend. He is free to play again on January 29. It’s bad news for Doncaster, where ...

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Civetta shown red card against Carnegie

Just two weeks after Juan Imhoff was sent off against Castres the Americas have seen another red card brandished to an international player. US Eagles lock Nick Civetta was the culprit this time, receiving his marching orders at Castle Park on Friday evening after initiating a head-on-head contact situation with ...

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Giant Worcester lock trades rugby for NFL

Worcester Warriors lock Christian Scotland-Williamson is making the move to the NFL, or at least that’s what the giant-sized forward is hoping. One of the biggest men in the Aviva Premiership at 2.05m (6’9″) and 125kg (275lbs), the 24-year-old has made the surprise announcement that he will leave Worcester immediately ...

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Newcastle fall to Worcester in Aviva A League

A Newcastle development side with six Americas players in the starting lineup suffered an embarrassing 35-29 defeat Worcester Cavaliers in Aviva ‘A’ League action on Sunday. Newcastle had named an experienced team with seven full internationals against a Worcester side composed almost entirely of academy players. The result will not ...

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Galarza shines in Gloucester win

Mariano Galarza soaked up the plaudits from appreciative fans after playing a big role in Gloucester’s stunning 69-12 destruction of Zebre in Challenge Cup action on Saturday. The Pumas World Cup lock was in top form at Kingsholm, an impressive turnaround in only his second game back since returning from ...

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Best of the Rest

It’s another edition of some of our choice picks from elsewhere in the cyber-world. Most of the articles touch on topics related to the Americas but not all. In this installment there are pieces on Major League Rugby, contract negotiations, player development, mental illness, life as a professional, Argentina’s woes, ...

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Canada draws USA for Sydney Sevens

Canada performed well enough at the Cape Town Sevens to enter Sydney as the top seeds in their pool but it’s fair to say the draw has not been kind. Joining them in arguably the toughest bracket of the tournament, Pool D, are North American rivals USA, 6th-ranked Australia, and ...

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MacGinty kicks Sale Sharks past Cardiff Blues

AJ MacGinty kicked 14 points as Sale Sharks shut out Cardiff Blues 24-0 at AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday. The USA flyhalf was in fine form with the boot, landing four penalty goals and one conversion despite the adverse weather conditions. His final conversion attempt drifted just wide of the ...

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Hassler stars in Ospreys win over Northampton

Jeff Hassler played a starring role as Ospreys took a handsome 43-32 result away from Northampton Saints in Champions Cup action on Saturday. Saints conceded six tries at Franklin’s Gardens, with the Canadian winger scoring two himself and creating another with a long breakout from his own half. The tries ...

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