Saturday, October 4, 2008

Rugby Fixture: Ukraine v Poland 4 October

Ukraine v Poland in Lotz (WCQ Europe, ENC 2A)
Previous Encounters
25.10.2003 Ukraine 24-13 in Lotz (ENC 2A)
19.10.2002 Ukraine 20-11 in Kiev (ENC 2A)
19.05.2001 Ukraine 9-3 in ? (FIRA B)
01.05.1999 Ukraine 37-18 in Kiev (FIRA Pool E)
14.05.1998 Ukraine 19-8 in Mosir (Friendly ?)

GWC Rugby Rankings: Europe Table-Ukraine 16th, Poland 17th

Ukraine has traditionally been stronger than Poland. Poland is new to this division, earning promotion from ENC 2B. The Poles have been camped in France, have played a few local French club sides and their side contains some France-based players, most of whom are yet to play test rugby. The presence of France club players will make them stronger than the Ukrainians who look to only have home-based players. Poland also has home advantage.

Prediction: Poland by 3 points


Ukraine Squad
Sergei Sukhikh (RC Olymp-RSC KhTZ)
Nikolai Kirsanov (RC Olymp-RSC KhTZ)
Alexander Tsapenko (RC Olymp-RSC KhTZ)
Alexander Lomakin (RC Olymp-RSC KhTZ)
Vyacheslav Krasilnik (RC Olymp-RSC KhTZ)
Maxim Kravchenko (RC Olymp-RSC KhTZ)
Sergey Tserkovniy (RC Olymp-RSC KhTZ)
Vyacheslav Ponomarenko (RC Olymp-RSC KhTZ)
Alexander Lyuby (RC Olymp-RSC KhTZ)
Vadim Kolyshkin (RC Olymp-RSC KhTZ)
Sergey Garkavy
Sergey Bubela (RC Obolon-University)
Oleg Kvasnitsa (RC Obolon-University)
Oleg Valyus
Jaba Malaguradze
Gela Gigidze
Ruslan Tserkovniy (RC Kredo 63)
Sergei Yanchy (RC Aviator)
Vladimir Kashlyuk (RC Aviator)
Artyom Glinka (RC Aviator)
Vitaly Orlov (RC Aviator)
Alexander Kulgan (RC Epokha-Polytechnic)
Vitaly Zadvirny (RC Argo-NAU)

Head Coach

Thanks to

15 Jurij Buhało (Posnania)
14 Mariusz Motyl (Arka Gdynia)
13 Dawid Banaszek (Bourgoin, France).
12 Krzysztof Hotowski (Beaurepaire, France)
11 Donald Gargason (Toulon, France)
10 Dawid Popławski (Albi, France)
9 Łukasz Szostek (Arka Gdynia)
8 Stanislas Krzesiński (Albi, France)
7 Etienne Zyk (Clermont, France)
6 Ciril Monarcha (C.A. Riberacois, France)
5 Grzegorz Falk (Juvenia Kraków)
4 Paweł Nowak (Arka Gdynia)
3 Fabien Kwarta (U.S. Morlaas Rugby, France)
2 Yaan Lewandowski (Cahors, France)

1 Marcin Wilczuk (Old Belvedere, Ireland)
Head Coach:
Replacements were not announced
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