Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Tuesday, 13 September 2011 14:22    PDF Print Write e-mail
Russian Lineup A lot Like Churchill Cup
International - Rugby World Cup

AUCKLAND, 13 Sept. - Russia head coach Nikolay Nerush on Tuesday announced his team to play their opening match in Pool C against USA at Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth on Thursday, 15 September.

Oustide center Konstantin Rachkov and flanker Artem Fatakhov are the only Bears starting who did not start in the Churchill Cup loss to the Eagles this summer.

Russia:

1. Sergey Popov
2. Vladislav Korshunov (c) 
3. Ivan Prishchepenko
4. Alexander Voytov
5. Denis Antonov
6. Artem Fatakhov
7. Andrey Garbuzov
8. Vyacheslav Grachev
9. Alexander Shakirov
10. Yury Kushnarev
11. Vladimir Ostroushko
12. Alexey Makovetskiy
13. Konstantin Rachkov
14. Vasily Artemyev
15. Igor Klyuchnikov

Replacements:

16. Valery Tsnobiladze
17. Vladmimir Botvinnikov
18. Alexander Khrokin
19. Adam Byrnes
20. Alexander Yanyushkin
21. Victor Gresev
22. Andrey Kuzin