Russia name side to face Australia
September 29, 2011
Alexander Yanyushkin was one of the more spritely performers against Ireland and he keeps his place for Russia's final game © Getty Images
Russia head coach Nikolay Nerush has announced his team to tackle Australia in their final Rugby World Cup pool clash Nelson on Saturday.
The side shows six changes to the side crushed 62-12 by Ireland in their last outing with centre Alexey Makovetskiy, fly-half Yury Kushnarev, flanker Vyacheslav Grachev, lock Alexander Voytov, prop Ivan Prishchepenko and hooker Vladislav Korshunov all named for the Trafalgar Park fixture.
Sergei Trishin, Konstantin Rachkov, Andrey Garbuzov, Denis Antonov, Alexander Khrokin and the suspended Valery Tsnobiladze miss out out, although Garbuzov and Rachkov are retained amongst the replacements.
Hooker Korshunov returns as captain after being rested against Ireland and replaces Tsnobiladze, who was suspended for three weeks on Wednesday for a headbutt on Ireland flanker Sean O'Brien.
Russia: V Artemyev, D Simplikevich, A Kuzin, A Makovetskiy, V Ostroushko, Y Kushnarev, A Yanyushkin, S Popov, V Korshunov (c), I Prishchepenko, A Voytov, A Byrnes, A Fatakhov, V Grachev, V Gresev
Replacements: 16. E Matveev, 17. V Botvinnikov, 18. A Travkin, 19. A Garbuzov, A Shakirov, K Rachkov, M Babaev
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