US skipper escapes suspension

United States captain Todd Clever escaped suspension after being charged with a dangerous tackle and shoulder charge during the Eagles' 13-6 win over Russia in 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, World Cup officials said in a statement.

The United States have two Pool C games remaining, Australia in Wellington on Sept. 23 and Italy in Nelson on Sept. 27.

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