SHIZUOKA, 9 Oct - George Horne scored a hat-trick of tries as Scotland seized the bonus-point win they required in style against Russia with a clinical display.
The win set them up for a tilt at reaching the Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-finals in their final pool match against host nation
TOKYO - Head coach Gregor Townsend has named his Scotland team to face Russia in the side’s penultimate Rugby World Cup Pool A match at the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa on Wednesday.
Edinburgh wing Darcy Graham is the only player retained from the starting XV that defeated Samoa 34-0 in Kobe, with
KOBE- 03 Oct : Ireland garnered their second victory of the 2019 Rugby World Cup after sealing a 35-0 bonus-point triumph over Russia in Kobe on Thursday.
It still wasn’t a convincing performance by the Irish, despite opening up a 21-0 lead at the interval via Rob Kearney, Peter O’Mahony and
TOKYO, 1 Oct - World Player of the Year Johnny Sexton will captain Ireland against Russia in Kobe on Thursday, with coach Joe Schmidt retaining only four players who started the 19-12 defeat by Japan.
The versatile back-row forward Jordi Murphy, who joined the squad only this week after a training-ground
Samoa opened their Rugby World Cup account with a 34-9 victory over Russia, but it was not without controversy. Two dangerous tackles in the first half will be debated, but in the end the Manu were just too powerful for a committed but exhausted Russian side.
Twice the Manu got into
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A nervous start from Japan saw the possibility for an upset in the RWC 2019 opener against Russia in Tokyo this morning. Appalling ball-handling and a lack of commitment to the breakdown from the shots saw the Bears competing well in the
RWC Pool A Preview – Japan vs Russia
RWC 2019 will open like no other prior Rugby World Cup. The inaugural fixture will put together two teams who are designated as Tier 2. Looking past the problematic categorization, as Japan are not behind Italy, it is a match to truly underline
POOL A FIXTURES/RESULTS
Fri, Sept 20 – Japan 30 v 10 Russia – Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo
Sun, Sept 22 – Ireland 27 v 03 Scotland – Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
Tues, Sept 24 – Russia 09 v 34 Samoa – Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya
Sat, Sept 28 – Japan 19 v 12 Ireland – ECOPA
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Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team head coach Kingsley Jones has made eight changes to his starting roster to face Russia on Saturday at Twin Elm Rugby Park in the second fixture of the 2018 Summer Series.
DTH van der Merwe and Tyler Ardron have been
The USA Eagles flew high over Russia this evening, completing a record 62-13 win over the Bears in Colorado. The match was the opening game for the USA in their three match June Internationals series and has them well positioned to press for an upset next weekend against Scotland.