Russia at the Rugby World Cup

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Map of nations best results, excluding nations which unsuccessfully participated in qualifying tournaments.

Russia qualified for the Rugby World Cup for the first time in 2011.

As of April 26, 2010, Russia placed at 19th position in the world rankings, just behind Romania and the USA. They are currently the ninth best team in Europe according to the world rankings.[1]

Nation Number of appearances First appearance Most recent appearance Streak Best result
 Russia 1 2011 2011 1 Pool stages
Year(s) Result
1987 No qualifying tournament held.[2]
1991 Did not qualify.[3]
1995 to 2007 Did not qualify.
2011 Eliminated in pool stages

By position[edit]

Year Round Position Played Won Drew Lost For Against
AustraliaNew Zealand 1987 - - - - - -
United KingdomRepublic of IrelandFrance 1991 - - - - -
South Africa 1995
Wales 1999 - - - - -
Australia 2003 - - - - -
France 2007 - - - - -
New Zealand 2011 Group 18th 4 0 0 4 57 196
England 2015
Japan 2019
Total - 4 - 4 57 196

By match[edit]

2011 Rugby World Cup[edit]

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
 Ireland 4 4 0 0 15 135 34 +101 1 17
 Australia 4 3 0 1 25 173 48 +125 3 15
 Italy 4 2 0 2 13 92 95 -3 2 10
 United States 4 1 0 3 4 38 122 -84 0 4
 Russia 4 0 0 4 8 57 196 -139 1 1
15 September 2011
19:30
Russia  6 – 13  United States
Pen: Kushnarev (1/4) 3'
Rachkov (1/1) 78'
Report Try: Petri 19' c
Con: Wyles (1/1)
Pen: Wyles (2/5) 12', 65'
Drop: Wyles (0/1)
Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth
Attendance: 13,931
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)

20 September 2011
19:30
Italy  53 – 17  Russia
Try: Parisse 6' c
Toniolatti (2) 13' m, 23' c
Benvenuti (2) 16' m, 48' m
Penalty try 29' c
Gori 37' c
McLean 64' m
Zanni 77' m
Con: Bocchino (4/6)
Benvenuti (0/3)
Pen: Bocchino (0/1)
Report Try: Yanyushkin 34' c
Ostroushko 50' m
Makovetskiy 71' m
Con: Rachkov (1/3)
Trafalgar Park, Nelson
Attendance: 12,418
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

25 September 2011
18:00
Ireland  62 – 12  Russia
Try: McFadden 10' c
O'Brien 13' c
Boss 38' c
Earls (2) 38' c, 48' c
Trimble 40+' m
Kearney 65' c
Jennings 73' c
Buckley 79' m
Con: O'Gara (6/7)
Sexton (1/2)
Pen: O'Gara (1/1) 6'
Report Try: Artemyev 50' c
Simplikevich 59' m
Con: Rachkov (1/2)

1 October 2011
15:30
Australia  68 – 22  Russia
Try: Barnes (2) 7' m, 79' c
Mitchell (2) 9' c, 49' c
McCalman 12' c
Pocock (2) 15' c, 22' c
Moore 36' c
Ashley-Cooper 39' c
Ma'afu 42' c
Con: O'Connor (9/10)
Report Try: Ostroushko 33' m
Simplikevich 60' c
Rachkov 68' c
Con: Kushnarev (0/1)
Rachkov (2/2)
Drop: Rachkov (1/1) 47'
Trafalgar Park, Nelson
Attendance: 16,307
Referee: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)

World Cup Records[edit]

Australia vs Played Win Draw Lost Win %
 Australia 1 0 0 1 0%
 Ireland 1 0 0 1 0%
 Italy 1 0 0 1 0%
 United States 1 0 0 1 0%
Overall 4 0 0 4 0%

Team Records[edit]

Highest Score
Highest Score Against
Biggest Losing Margin

Individual Records[edit]

Top Point Scorers
Top Try Scorer
Top Drop Goals

Hosting[edit]

So far Russia has not hosted any World Cup games, but are considering putting in a bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IRB World Rankings". IRB.com. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  2. ^ The USSR national rugby union team was Russia's international representation at this time.
  3. ^ The CIS was Russia's international representation at this time.