Nick Civetta

Nick Civetta
Date of birth (1989-11-05) November 5, 1989
Place of birth Scarsdale, New York, U.S.
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb; 254 lb)
University University of Notre Dame
University of California, Berkeley
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Second row/Back row
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
San Francisco Golden Gate
New York Athletic Club
correct as of May 12, 2014.
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Lazio Rugby
Rugby Viadana
RC I Medicei Newcastle Falcons
correct as of 19 October 2016.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
USA Selects
United States
correct as of 19 November 2016.

Nick Civetta (born November 5, 1989) is an American professional rugby player currently playing for the Newcastle Falcons. He has three caps for the USA Selects, and has played for the full United States national rugby union team. Civetta plays as a second row and can also play in the back row.

College rugby

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 started every match for their senior team from 2007 to 2011. He was named an All-American his junior and senior year. 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 rugby

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 S.S. Lazio Rugby 1927 playing in the National Championship of Excellence competition. After the 2013–2014 season, Civetta signed with Parma based Rugby Viadana.[1][2]

Civetta made his debut for Newcastle playing 58 minutes in a loss to Ospreys in the Challenge Cup.[3]

International rugby

In 2012, Civetta was selected to the USA Selects that played in the 2012 Americas Rugby Championship.[4] He appeared in all three games against Argentina, Canada, and Uruguay, starting two of them.


  1. Civetta Signs with Italian Club,
  2. Civetta Signs with Viadana,
  3. "Eagles Abroad: Weekend Review". TIAR. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  4. 2012 ARC Team Named,.
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