Nick Civetta

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Nick Civetta
Date of birth (1989-11-05) November 5, 1989 (age 29)
Place of birthScarsdale, New York, U.S.
Height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight115 kg (18 st 2 lb; 254 lb)
UniversityUniversity of Notre Dame
University of California, Berkeley
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock/Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
New York Athletic Club
Correct as of May 12, 2014
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Rugby Viadana
Rugby Club I Medicei [1][circular reference]]
Newcastle Falcons
Doncaster Knights
Doncaster Knights
Correct as of March 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
USA Selects
United States

Correct as of 15 September 2019

Nick Civetta (born November 5, 1989) is an American professional rugby player currently playing for Doncaster Knights in the RFU Championship. He plays internationally for the United States rugby team. Civetta plays as a second row and also play in the back row.

College rugby[edit]

Civetta was born in White Plains, New York. Civetta's rugby career began at 18 when he began playing for the University of Notre Dame Rugby Football Club. He was named an All-American his junior and senior year.[citation needed] Civetta graduated with a B.S in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and a M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Club career[edit]

Civetta moved to Berkeley, CA and played for San Francisco Golden Gate RFC in the Rugby Super League in 2012. In 2013, he played with New York Athletic Club in the newly formed US Elite Cup.

In the summer of 2013, Civetta signed a contract with Rome-based Lazio playing in the National Championship of Excellence competition. After the 2013–2014 season, Civetta signed with Parma based Rugby Viadana.[2][3]

On 6 May 2016, Civetta signed for England top-flight club Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership from the 2016-17 season.[4] Civetta made his debut for Newcastle playing 58 minutes in a loss to Ospreys in the European Challenge Cup.[5]

After spending the next season on loan with the Doncaster Knights, that he permanently joined for the 2018-19 season[6].

International career[edit]

In 2012, Civetta was selected to the USA Selects that played in the 2012 Americas Rugby Championship.[7] He appeared in all three games against Argentina, Canada, and Uruguay, starting two of them.

In November 2016, Civetta made his senior USA debut against New Zealand Maori and his test debut against Romania. His second cap came the following week in a 20-17 loss against Tonga.


  1. ^ it:Rugby Club I Medicei
  2. ^ Civetta Signs with Italian Club,
  3. ^ Civetta Signs with Viadana,
  4. ^ "Newcastle Falcons sign USA utility forward Nick Civetta". Red Sky Management. May 6, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review". TIAR. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "Civetta signs with Doncaster".
  7. ^ 2012 ARC Team Named,.

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