Russia v Italy Team Announcements 2011 Rugby World Cup

Russia and Italy team announcements for their 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C test at Trafalgar Park in Nelson on Tuesday September 20 at 7:30pm. Last week Russia lost their first ever game at a Rugby World Cup against the USA Eagles rugby team. Italy had a strong first half against Australia in their first tournament game, but went down in a big defeat in the second half.

Pool C: Tues Sept 20 19.30 Italy v Russia Nelson Trafalgar Park

Russia Team to Play Italy:

15 Igor Klyuchnikov, 14 Vasily Artemyev, 13 Andrey Kuzin, 12 Alexey Makovetskiy, 11 Vladimir Ostroushko, 10 Konstantin Rachkov, 9 Alexander Shakirov, 8 Victor Gresev , 7 Andrey Garbuzov, 6 Vyacheslav Grachev , 5 Adam Byrnes, 4 Alexander Voytov, 3 Ivan Prishchepenko, 2 Vladislav Korshunov (captain), 1 Vladimir Botvinnikov
Reserves: 16 Valery Tsnobiladze, 17 Alexander Khrokin, 18 Denis Antonov, 19 Artem Fatakhov, 20 Alexander Yanyushkin, 21 Mikhail Sidorov, 22 Yury Kushnarev.

Italy Team to Play Russia:

15 Andrea Masi, 14 Giulio Toniolatti, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti, 12 Matteo Pratichetti, 11 Luke McLean, 10 Riccardo Bocchino, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse (captain), 7 Mauro Bergamasco, 6 Paul Derbyshire, 5 Marco Bortolami, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Fabio Ongaro, 1 Salvatore Perugini.
Reserves: 16 Tommaso D’Apice, 17 Martin Castrogiovanni, 18 Cornelius van Zyl, 19 Alessandro Zanni, 20 Pablo Canavosio, 21 Luciano Orquera, 22 Alberto Sgarbi.

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