Russia announce team for USA opener

(Rugby News Service) Tuesday 13 September 2011
 
Russia announce team for USA opener
Vladislav Korshunov will captain Russia against USA

CORRECTION: Team Russia has clarified an earlier team list that had players in different positions. The team and positions below are correct.

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

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

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