Viacheslav Grachev

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Viacheslav Grachev
Date of birth (1973-04-22) 22 April 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 238 lb (108 kg; 17.0 st)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number 8
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993-2011  Russia 72 (85)

Viacheslav Grachev (Russian: Вячеслав Грачёв) (born 22 April 1973 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan) is a Russian rugby union player. He plays as a number eight.

Grachev played in France for US Montauban, Bayonne and Pau, until a severe injury who almost put an end to his career in 2008. He recovered to play for Aviron de Bizanos for the season of 2011/12.

He had 72 caps for Russia, from 1993 to 2011, scoring 17 tries, 85 points on aggregate. He was called for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, where he was the vice captain. He played in three games. He was the oldest player of the competition, aged 38 years old.[1]

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