Friday, May 6, 2016

Tameilau, Civetta Joining Newcastle

There will be Americans at Newcastle after all next year. The club announced today that they have signed David Tameilau and Nick Civetta for next season. Both players have some versatility with Tameilau playing in the back-row and Civetta playing lock. Both can change positions if needed. Tameilau has four caps for the Eagles while Civetta has been in the playing pool. It's looking like Tameilau will stay for most, if not all, of the PRO Rugby season according to sources.

Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said in a release: “Both David and Nick fit the profile of what we are looking for in our forward pack for next season.

"David is a destructive runner who offers us something different in attack, and has the ability to put on some big defensive hits. He has masses of ability and I believe could go on to become a world-class player.

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"Nick is a rounded forward who will add to our physical threat, and we look forward to working with both of them when they arrive for pre-season.”

The team currently has three Americans on their roster in Todd Clever, Eric Fry, and Paddy Ryan. Clever and Fry see their contracts end at the close of the season and both are widely rumored to making a move to PRO Rugby. No word yet on the status of Ryan.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats to both. It will be great to have two additional young americans playing in the Premiership. On a side note I saw that Todd Clever confirmed (via social media) that he is leaving Newcastle. No word on Fry. Both would be great additions to Pro Rugby.