Clever announces international retirement

HAMILTON, Ontario – Todd Clever, the United States’ most-capped senior test player and an 11-year professional, has announced he will retire from international rugby following the USA Men’s Eagles’ Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifier in San Diego July 1.

A native Californian and three-time All-American at University of Nevada, Reno, Clever has earned 74 caps for the National Team (as of June 21) since a debut in 2003, scoring 80 points from 16 tries. Commonly referred to abroad as Captain America due to captaining the Eagles across more than 50 matches in nine years, the 34-year-old will hang up the boots having played alongside more than 200 countrymen in the red, white, and blue.

“It has been a great 15 years with the National Team. I have had six Eagle coaches and have captained the team under four of them.


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