Friday, June 12, 2009

International Rugby Matches: Other IRB Nation's Games

Scotland 'A' v Russia in Bucharest

As far as I'm aware, and going on last year's tournament, Russia will not be awarding test caps for this game. This is a formidible looking Scotland 'A' side. The Russians are going to have their hands full catching the Scottish backs although I would expect them to have some parity in the forwards. Having said that the Russians are without their usual front row; prop Alexander Khrokin, hooker and captain Vladislav Korshunov and prop Ivan Prishchepenko.

Prediction: Scotland 'A' to win by 32 points.


Scotland 'A'
15 Jim Thompson (Edinburgh)
14 Rob Dewey (Glasgow Warriors)
13 Ben Cairns (Edinburgh)
12 Alex Grove (Worcester Warriors)
11 Simon Webster (Edinburgh)
10 Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors)
9 Chris Cusiter (Perpignan) CAPTAIN
8 Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors)
7 Alan MacDonald (Edinburgh Rugby)
6 Kelly Brown (Glasgow Warriors)
5 Al Kellock (Glasgow Warriors)
4 Craig Hamilton (Edinburgh)
3 Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors)
2 Scott Lawson (Gloucester)
1 Kyle Traynor (Edinburgh)
16 Andrew Kelly (Edinburgh)
17 Stuart Corsar (Doncaster Knights)
18 James Eddie (Glasgow Warriors)
19 Roddy Grant (Edinburgh)
20 Rory Lawson (Gloucester)
21 David Blair (Edinburgh)
22 Nick De Luca (Edinburgh)
Head Coach: Andy Robinson

Russia Squad
Mikhail Babaev (VVA-Podmoskovje) Aged 22, 15 tests
Sergey Bazhenov (Enisey-STM-Krasnoyarsk) 23, 8
Vladimir Botvinikov(Enisey-STM-Krasnoyarsk) 24, 6
Artem Fatakhov (Enisey-STM-Krasnoyarsk) 29, 11
Igor Galinovskiy (Krasny Yar-Krasnoyarsk) 22, 3?
Dmitry Gerasimov (Enisey-STM-Krasnoyarsk) 20, 3
Victor Gresev (VVA-Podmoskovje) 22, 14
Alexander Gvozdovskiy (Krasny Yar-Krasnoyarsk) 27, 10
Igor Kluchnikov (VVA-Podmoskovje) 27, 25
Kirill Kushnarev (VVA-Podmoskovje) 26, 10
Yuriy Kushnarev (VVA-Podmoskovje) 23, 21
Andrey Kuzin (VVA-Podmoskovje) 29, 21
Andrey Lugin (VVA-Podmoskovje) 28, 6
Carlo Maglakelidze(Penza) ?
Evgeny Matveev (VVA-Podmoskovje) 24, 12
Georgiy Minadze (Penza) ?
Victor Motorin (VVA-Podmoskovje) 32, 19
Vladimir Ostroushko(Yug-Krasnodar) 22, 1?
Alexey Panasenko (VVA-Podmoskovje) 25, 5
Evgeny Pronenko (Enisey-STM-Krasnoyarsk) 24, 1
Alexander Shakirov (VVA-Podmoskovje) 27, 16
Alexey Travkin (VVA-Podmoskovje) 31, 23
Sergey Trishin (VVA-Podmoskovje) 23, 13
Alexey Volkov (VVA-Podmoskovje) 22, 4
Alexander Voytov (VVA-Podmoskovje) 26, 16
Alexander Yanushkin (VVA-Podmoskovje) 25, 19

Coach: Nikolay Nerush

France 'A' v Italy 'A' in Bucharest

If their strength is reflected in the senior partners then the Italians could be in for a tough match

Prediction: France 'A' by 32 points


France 'A'
Florian Denos (Bourgoin) – Yohan Huget (Agen), Lionel Mazars (Castres), Fabrice Estebanez (Brive), Romain Martial (Narbonne) – (10) Regis Lespinas (Montauban), (9) Julien Tomas (Montpellier - cap) – Raphael Lakafia (Grenoble), Stève Malonga (Castres), Irahim Diarra (Montauban) – Aliki Fakate (Lyon), Guillaume Villaceca (Perpignan) – Luc Ducalcon (Castres), Jean-Philippe Genevois (Bourgoin), Aretz Iguiniz (Bayonne)

Rezerve: Brice Mach (Montauban), Yohan Montès (Toulouse), Marc Baget (Bayonne), Romain Cabannes (Biarritz), Julien Audy (Montauban), Romain Sola (Agen), Jérôme Porical (Perpignan)

Italy 'A'
15 Paolo BUSO (Cammi Calvisano,1 cap)
14 Andrea BACCHETTI (Femi CZ Rovigo, 2 caps)
13 Andrea PRATICHETTI (Cammi Calvisano)
12 Samuele PACE (MPS Viadana, 3 caps)
11 Michele SEPE (AlmavivA UR Capitolina, 2 caps)
10 Riccardo BOCCHINO (AlmavivA UR Capitolina)
9 Michael WILSON (Saracens)
8 Robert BARBIERI (Benetton Treviso, 7 caps)
7 Francesco MINTO (Overmach Cariparma)
6 Agustin CAVALIERI (Carrera Petrarca Padova)
5 Valerio BERNABO’ (Cammi Calvisano, 13 caps)
4 Antonio PAVANELLO (Benetton Treviso, 3 caps)
3 Alberto DE MARCHI (Overmach Cariparma)
2 Luigi FERRARO (MPS Viadana)
1 Michele RIZZO (Carrera Petrarca Padova, 2 caps)

a disposizione
16 Andrea DE MARCHI (Femi CZ Rovigo)
17 Davide GIAZZON (Overmach Cariparma)
18 Andrea CECCATO (Benetton Treviso)
19 Manoa VOSAWAI (Overmach Cariparma, 5 caps)
20 Lance PERSICO (MPS Viadana)
21 Fabio SEMENZATO (Benetton Treviso)
22 Riccardo PAVAN (Overmach Cariparma, 1 cap)
23 Mantvydas TVERAGA (Overmach Cariparma)
24 Alessio GALANTE (Plusvalore Gran Parma, 2 caps)
25 Alberto CHIESA (AlmavivA UR Capitolina)
26 Massimiliano RAVALLE (Overmach Cariparma)
Head Coach: Gianluca Guidi

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