As expected, Georgia brushed past a rather inept Russia in their latest European Nations Cup game and with just a re-arranged match against the Ukraine to play, the Georgians now head the table in group 1a. The result itself came as no surprise but the Bears would have been disappointed with the manner and margin [...]
In the latest round of European Nations Cup games, Russia grabbed their opportunity to turn in a winning performance over the Ukraine as they attempt to climb the 2011 European Nations Cup table. However, the most impressive performance of the weekend came in Bucharest where a physical encounter saw Georgia edge past their Romanian hosts. [...]
While Russia would have been buoyed by their performance against Portugal in the last round of European matches, coach Kingsley Jones will have been bitterly disappointed with the manner in which they surrendered to a strong but beatable Romanian side at the weekend. Georgia however rebounded from their own setback against Spain last time out [...]
Portugal 32-33 Russia Coach Kingsley Jones was indebted to the kicking qualities of Anton Ryabov and Yuri Kushnarev whose collective boots saw Russia scrape home by a single point in their European Nations Cup Tie on the 11th of February. Portugal actually outscored their opponents in the tries department by 4 to 3 but by [...]
The Western press has been gleefully reporting that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was booed when he addressed the crowd after Russian Fyodor Emelianenko beat American fighter Jeff Monson. US paper the Washington Post called it a “rare show of public disapproval”, while British paper the Daily Mail explained the event as an “unprecedented indignity [...]
In a startling display of sycophancy, the Russian Defense Ministry has just announced that it will buy 10,000 badminton rackets and shuttlecocks – all because Russia’s President loves the game.
“Playing badminton uses the same muscles as throwing grenades, knives or other objects,” said Colonel Alexander Shchepelev.
Georgia led this match by seven points to five at half time but ultimately couldn’t contain the superior quality of their opponents. For long periods of time this was a physical encounter where both teams cancelled each other out until the Pumas’ backs were allowed to dominate in the last period. The game was scoreless [...]
Russia’s rugby union heroes departed from the 2011 World Cup with a stunning performance against Australia in Nelson. At one stage it looked as if the Bears would be heading for their record defeat but tries from Ostroushko, Simplikevich and Rachkov kept the score to a respectable 68 – 22 to Australia at the end [...]
Having overcome early pressure to record an emphatic win over Romania in Palmerston North, Richie Dixon’s Georgian side will be approaching their last game of the 2011 World Cup with renewed optimism and the feeling that if they play to the top of their game, there is just the chance of an upset. Despite Georgia’s [...]