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Vyacheslav Grachev
Russia
Full name Vyacheslav Grachev
Born April 22, 1973, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, USSR
Current age 41 years 101 days
Major teams Russia
Position Back-row
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 242 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1993-2011 72 70 2 85 17 0 0 0 33 36 2 47.22
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00

Career statistics
Test debut Russia v Italy at Moscow, Nov 6, 1993 match details
Last Test Australia v Russia at Nelson, Oct 1, 2011 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list
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The vastly experienced No.8 has previously turned out for Montauban, Bayonne and Pau in France before an injury in 2008 very nearly ended his career. After being told that walking again would be a bonus as a result of tearing both his ACL and ICL and breaking the leg, Grachev defied medical opinion and not only walked again but continued turning out for the Russian national side. Aged 38 he is one of the oldest players in the 2011 World Cup.


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Sep 15, 2011
The USA's Chris Wyles goes for the posts
The USA's Chris Wyles goes for the posts
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Sep 15, 2011
The USA celebrate their hard faught win over Russia
The USA celebrate their hard faught win over Russia
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Sep 15, 2011
Russia's Vyacheslav Grachev looks to hurdle Roland Suniula
Russia's Vyacheslav Grachev looks to hurdle Roland Suniula
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