Australia Wallabies and Russia team announcements for their 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C test at Trafalgar Park Stadium in Nelson Saturday October 1 at 3:30pm.
Lock cum number 8 Radike Samo is now a winger and much missed openside flanker David Pocock returns to the Australian side to face Russia. The Wallabies will be expecting to gain an easy bonus point victory over a team at their first ever World Cup. Australia can then wait and hope for a loss by Ireland so they can regain their spot at the top of the pool and avoid South Africa in …
Italy head coach Nick Mallett was delighted with his side’s attacking display in their comprehensive 53-17 victory against Russia. The Italians racked up nine tries, in what was their biggest ever World Cup victory, with six of them coming in a blistering first half performance by the Azzurri at Trafalgar Park.
Inspirational skipper Sergio Parisse was the first to break through the Russian defence, the number eight showing great vision to grab the game’s opening try. A brace from Guilio Toniolatt, Tommaso Benvenuti and Edoardo Gori also registered tries before the break, with the forward pack also rewarded with a …
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, …
Russia and USA team announcements for their 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C test at New Plymouth Stadium in Taranaki on Thursday September 15 at 7:30pm. The game will be Russia’s first ever match in a Rugby World Cup.
Despite playing just four days after USA’s emotional September 11 anniversary test against Ireland, the Eagles have only made limited changes. The USA fought bravely in that test, but eventually lost 22-10.
The game is being dubbed ‘The Cold War’ test by locals, and the novelty is ensuring the game will be well attended despite the relatively lowly world rankings of …
Schedule and results from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
The 2011 tournament is contested by rugby teams from Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Namibia, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, Tonga, USA and Wales.
Friday September 9
20.30 New Zealand 41 v Tonga 10 POOL A Auckland Eden Park
Saturday September 10
13.00 Scotland 34 v Romania 24 POOL B Invercargill Rugby Park Stadium
15.30 Fiji 49 v Namibia 25 POOL D Rotorua Rotorua International Stadium
18.00 France 47 v Japan 21 POOL A North Shore North Harbour Stadium