Alexander Shakirov

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Alexander Shakirov
Full name Alexander Shakirov
Date of birth (1981-01-20) 20 January 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Ryazan, Russia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Rugby union career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004 – present  Russia 51 ((20))

Alexander Shakirov (Russian: Александр Шакиров) (born 20 January 1981) is a Russian rugby union player. He plays as a scrum-half and also as a fly-half.[1]

He currently plays for VVA-Podmoskovye Monino, in the Russian Professional League.

Shakirov counts 51 caps for Russia with 4 tries, 20 points in aggregate. He played in the 2011 Rugby World Cup qualifyings. In the World Cup, he played three games against United States national rugby union team, Italy national rugby union team and Australia national rugby union team.[2] Total of 123 minutes.

His debut for Russia was the game played in Tbilisi against Georgia on 6 March 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexander Shakirov", Marlborough Express, 15/09/2011, http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/sport/rugby-world-cup-2011/5630250/Alexander-Shakirov
  2. ^ "Alexander Shakirov", IRB website, http://www.rwc2011.irb.com/home/teams/team=756/player=23968/index.html (Accessed 25 April 2012)