Join us as we follow Russia’s Rugby World Cup campaign
Expectation is high as Russia takes its place on the Rugby world stage for the very first time, and we’ll be providing all the coverage you need, every step of the way.
Take a look below for information about Russia’s fixtures, a guide to the team and its coaches, a look back at Russia’s qualifying campaign, and plenty of other information about Russian rugby.
Remember to check back regularly, as we’ll be publishing regular articles in the lead up to the World Cup. And, of course, once we get into the tournament itself, we’ll be previewing and reporting on every match as it happens.
Fixtures / Results
Click on the boxes below to reveal more information about each match.
USA vs Russia
Italy vs Russia
Ireland vs Russia
Australia vs Russia
Meet the Russian Bears
Click on the boxes below to find out more about the Russian rugby team.
Russia's Star Players
Click through to see who made it into the final Russian Rugby World Cup squad.
Russia's Coaching Team
Road to the World Cup
Russia finished second to Georgia in the 2008-2010 European Nations Cup, which doubled up as the European qualifying tournament for RWC 2011.
Click on the boxes below to find out more about Russia’s Road to the World Cup.
Click here to read more about Russia’s qualification campaign.
Click here for a roundup of Russia’s World Cup warm up matches
About Russian Rugby
Rugby in Russia has a long and varied history that dates back to before the Soviet Union. In recent years, the game has been steadily increasing in popularity.
Click the boxes below for background information about Russian rugby.
Russian Rugby History
Russian Domestic Rugby
Russian Rugby Resources
Georgia at RWC2011
Russia aren’t the only other Former Soviet team to qualify for this year’s World Cup. Russia’s neighbours and close rivals Georgia also hope to make an impact in New Zealand, after they came so close to defeating Ireland at the last World Cup.
For more information visit our Georgia Rugby World Cup 2011 microsite.
About this site
The Russia Rugby World Cup 2011 microsite is a part of the Siberian Light Russia Blog.