RWC: Scotland v Russia (Pool A)



  • Russia

    1 Valery Morozov, 2. Stanislav Selskii, 3. Kirill Gotovtsev, 4. Andrey Ostrikov, 5. Evgeny Elgin, 6. Vitaly Zhivatov, 7. Tagir Gadzhiev, 8. Nikita Vavilin
    9 Dmitry Perov, 10. Ramil Gaisin, 11. Vladislav Sozonov, 12. Dmitry Gerasimov, 13. Vladimir Ostroushko, 14. German Davydov, 15. Vasily Artemyev (capt.)

    Reserves:
    16 Sergey Chernyshev, 17. Azamat Bitiev, 18. Vladimir Podrezov, 19. Bogdan Fedotko, 20. Andrey Garbuzov, 21. Sergey Ianiushkin, 22. Anton Sychev, 23. Yury Kushnarev

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    Russia coach Lyn Jones has made nine changes to his starting line-up for the Bears' final Pool A match against Scotland in Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa on Wednesday, 9 October.
    
    Prop Kirill Gotovtsev, flanker Tagir Gadzhiev, wing German Davydov and full-back and captain Vasily Artemyev will make their fourth starts of Rugby World Cup 2019, while half-backs Dmitry Perov and Ramil Gaisin are retained from the 35-0 defeat by Ireland.
    
    The inclusion of Artemyev ... means he will have started all eight of Russia's Rugby World Cup matches since their RWC debut in New Zealand. He will lead his country for a record 34th time in Shizuoka, and his 29 test tries are a record for the Bears. 
    
    Centre Vladimir Ostroushko will also be making his eighth RWC appearance as he returns to the starting XV after coming off the bench in the final quarter against Ireland.
    
    Second row Andrey Garbuzov would join Artemyev and Ostroushko in the eight-cap club if he comes off the bench on Wednesday.
    


  • Come on Russia



  • Scotland

    15 Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh) – 15 caps
    14 Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) – 53 caps
    13 Duncan Taylor (Saracens) – 25 caps
    12 Pete Horne VICE CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) – 43 caps
    11 Darcy Graham (Edinburgh) – 9 caps
    10 Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors) – 15 caps
    9 George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 8 caps

    1 Gordon Reid (Ayrshire Bulls) – 39 caps
    2 George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) – 8 caps
    3 Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 23 caps
    4 Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) – 6 caps
    5 Ben Toolis (Edinburgh) – 21 caps
    6 John Barclay CAPTAIN (Edinburgh) – 75 caps
    7 Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) – 44 caps
    8 Ryan Wilson VICE CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) – 47 caps

    Substitutes:
    16 Stuart McInally (Edinburgh) – 31 caps
    17 Simon Berghan (Edinburgh) – 23 caps
    18 Willem Nel (Edinburgh) – 33 caps
    19 Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh) – 38 caps
    20 Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh) – 9 caps
    21 Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh) – 13 caps
    22 Henry Pyrgos (Edinburgh) – 27 caps
    23 Chris Harris (Gloucester) – 12 caps

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    Edinburgh wing Darcy Graham is the only player retained from the starting XV that defeated Samoa 34-0 in Kobe, with all eight players on the bench that day promoted to start: Fraser Brown, Scott Cummings, Zander Fagerson, Adam Hastings, George Horne, Gordon Reid, Duncan Taylor and Ryan Wilson.
    
    Full-back Blair Kinghorn [below], centre Pete Horne, lock Ben Toolis and hooker George Turner get their first chance to make a mark on this year’s tournament from kick-off, with recent squad addition Henry Pyrgos handed the opportunity to do likewise from the bench.
    
    Wing Tommy Seymour and back-row John Barclay complete the starting side, coming in from outside the match-day 23 that faced the Pacific Islanders.
    

    https://www.scottishrugby.org/news/scotland-team-named-to-face-russia



  • Anyone else problems with Spark at the moment? My screen is frozen.



  • And now it's back. That lasted about 2 minutes.



  • I just fucking love the Russian enthusiasm. They're not cynical, and in fact go out of their way to generally play "clean"by the looks. They'll lose this, maybe by a lot, but they're enjoyable to watch.



  • Scotland are pretty poop eh. That was a try gone begging from the 22 turnover. Ends up with the 9 running lateral and taking the wingers space, then passing to him once he's dragged 3 defenders across. Most teams would have blitzed that.

    Oh, now a try.



  • @Stargazer said in RWC: Scotland v Russia (Pool A):

    Anyone else problems with Spark at the moment? My screen is frozen.

    Getting a lot of buffering issues on KayoSports



  • Fuck that's some streaky shit. Russia not covering the back well enough tho - if that 10 is going to do nothing but kick and pass from 10m behind the gain line, he should be back there



  • Now an intercept on the try line.



  • Surprised they didn't have a look at that



  • Ah that's awful.



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

    Surprised they didn't have a look at that

    Yeah but no real need. All the Russians standing well in goal



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

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

    Surprised they didn't have a look at that

    Yeah but no real need. All the Russians standing well in goal

    Doesn't mean he didn't start early.

    It was pretty quick ball off the top



  • why do Scotland keep kicking it away



  • Another forearm fends goes unnoticed



  • if Scotland stop kicking it away and stop dropping it, they could put some puts up here



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

    why do Scotland keep kicking it away

    Because they're not that good really



  • @MiketheSnow the 15 looks like he would be a good runner in a bit of space



  • Like the USA, Russia need to find someone who is a bit more all-round at 10. Gaisin has a good boot, but not much else.

    Instinct, exposure, and regular competition.


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