RWC: Ireland v Russia (Pool A)



  • 7c10a857-a06d-401c-8efc-b9884c1b1213-image.png

    Denis Simplikevich has been named in Russia's team to face Ireland for their third RWC 2019 match in Kobe on Thursday - just as he was eight years ago in New Zealand against the same opponents.
    
    Russia coach Lyn Jones has made nine changes to the starting XV beaten 34-9 by Samoa, but by far the most intriguing is Simplikevich, who plays his club rugby for  Enisei-STM in Russia.
    
    Just as in New Zealand in 2011, Simplikevich has not featured in Russia's first two matches, but eight years ago he marked his RWC debut, as a 20-year-old, by scoring a try against Ireland in a 62-12 defeat in Rotorua.
    
    Simplikevich is one of only three players (the others are Samoa's George Harder and Fiji's Rupeni Caucaunibuca) from a team outside Tier 1 to score a try in each of their first two World Cup matches against Tier 1 opposition.
    
    The nine changes made by Jones between matches are the most by the Bears in RWC history. The six players that were in the starting XV against Samoa - and will have started in all three RWC 2019 matches for Russia - are Kirill Gotovtsev, Bogdan Fedotko, Tagir Gadzhiev, German Davydov, Kirill Golosnitskiy and Vasily Artemyev.
    
    However, Yury Kushnarev, Russia's record test caps holder and their all-time leading points scorer, has not been included in the match-day 23 for the match at Kobe Misaki Stadium. Kushnarev scored 14 of Russia's 19 points in their first two matches in Japan. 
    

    https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/492170



  • За здоровье! (za zda-ró-vye)

    Nearest I can get to: "go Russia!"



  • Mr and Mrs Davydov ensuring their son gets bullied at school



  • @Snowy said in RWC: Ireland v Russia (Pool A):

    За здоровье! (za zda-ró-vye)

    Nearest I can get to: "go Russia!"

    I echo your support but no way Ireland are dropping another game.

    If I recall the Boks in 2015, the Irish would be so stung by that loss to Japan they would be stepping it up multiple gears from here on out. Only way to redeem that loss (sort of) is to go deep in the tournament. SA finished 3rd in 2015 and yet all anyone ever remembers is Brighton... The Irish will know that.



  • Ireland

    15 Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 93 caps
    14 Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 16 caps
    13 Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 26 caps
    12 Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 21 caps
    11 Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 79 caps
    10 Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) 85 caps captain
    9 Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 16 caps

    1 Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 33 caps
    2 Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 17 caps
    3 John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 20 caps
    4 Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster) 10 caps
    5 Jean Kleyn (Munster) 3 caps
    6 Rhys Ruddock (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 24 caps
    7 Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 61 caps
    8 Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Ulster) 29 caps

    Replacements
    16 Sean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 71 caps
    17 Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 20 caps
    18 Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 38 caps
    19 Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) 50 caps
    20 CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 35 caps
    21 Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 20 caps
    22 Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) 9 caps
    23 Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 18 caps

    .

    Jonathan Sexton will become the 106th player to captain Ireland when he leads the team out at Kobe Misaki Stadium on Thursday to play Russia (7.15 pm local time/11.15 am Irish time)
    
    Sexton is partnered by provincial colleague Luke McGrath with Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose in the centres.
    
    Rob Kearney, who passed his HIA protocols, is named to start at fullback with Andrew Conway and Keith Earls on the wings.
    
    There is a new look to the front row as David Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell and John Ryan all get their first full start at the Rugby World Cup. Jean Kleyn also makes his tournament bow alongside Tadhg Beirne in the second row.
    
    Jordi Murphy, called up as a replacement for the injured Jack Conan, is straight into the action at number 8 with Rhys Ruddock at 6 and Peter O’Mahony at 7.
    
    Sean Cronin, Andrew Porter and Tadhg Furlong provide the front row cover on the bench with Iain Henderson and CJ Stander covering lock and back row.
    
    Joey Carbery, Jack Carty and Jordan Larmour are the replacement backs.
    

    https://www.irishrugby.ie/2019/10/01/jonathan-sexton-to-captain-ireland-against-russia/



  • Kearney is paying $2.37 to score a try vs Russia, seems good odds to me...3 guys on the bench are at lower odds than he is.



  • Go Russia . Smash the pea hearted whining wannabe poms .



  • @jegga said in RWC: Ireland v Russia (Pool A):

    Go Russia . Smash the pea hearted whining wannabe poms .

    For some reason that made me laugh.
    But Russia will do well to keep this below 50.

    @taniwharugby Take that bet. Good odds.



  • @taniwharugby said in RWC: Ireland v Russia (Pool A):

    Kearney is paying $2.37 to score a try vs Russia, seems good odds to me...3 guys on the bench are at lower odds than he is.

    You called it.



  • Can someone please explain how Aki's forearm lead to the neck / head in the truck up leading to Kearney's try was any different from Kerevi v Patchell?

    Garces was right there too.

    No replay and my rudimentary pause technique in real time might not have shown the whole picture.

    But certainly worth a look.



  • @MiketheSnow said in RWC: Ireland v Russia (Pool A):

    Can someone please explain how Aki's forearm lead to the neck / head in the truck up leading to Kearney's try was any different from Kerevi v Patchell?

    No.

    Nobody can.



  • Yes Joel. It's good refereeing to get the guy swimming past the ball carrier.

    But why isn't it referred regularly? Lot of mauls this RWC have been lazy bullshit that should have drawn a penalty



  • @NTA said in RWC: Ireland v Russia (Pool A):

    @MiketheSnow said in RWC: Ireland v Russia (Pool A):

    Can someone please explain how Aki's forearm lead to the neck / head in the truck up leading to Kearney's try was any different from Kerevi v Patchell?

    No.

    Nobody can.

    Wait I've got it: Bin Skeen isn't the TMO



  • Russia, like the States last night, aren't a bad side. Big units, well organised on both sides of the ball, aren't at all afraid.

    But, just like the States, they lack those game breakers out wide.



  • @mariner4life said in RWC: Ireland v Russia (Pool A):

    Russia, like the States last night, aren't a bad side. Big units, well organised on both sides of the ball, aren't at all afraid.

    But, just like the States, they lack those game breakers out wide.

    Multi phase recovery the issue. Once you break them, the instinct isn't the same as someone who e.g. played barefoot touch as a kid



  • Some random shit from Jerome tonight on the forward passes.

    Lol Artemyev has better English than Garces thanks to his Irish youth



  • And Stander just led with the forearm to the neck



  • Has someone fed the Oirish Mogadon or something?



  • @mariner4life said in RWC: Ireland v Russia (Pool A):

    Russia, like the States last night, aren't a bad side. Big units, well organised on both sides of the ball, aren't at all afraid.

    But, just like the States, they lack those game breakers out wide.

    Their openside and locks are willing. Props are fairly mobile too.

    Their 1st 5 isn’t creative at all so stifles any sort of decent ball.



  • It'd be awful shame if a few of Ireland's key players were cited and missed out on the quarter final - ruin the spectacle and all that.


Log in to reply