Rugby: United States spoil the debut of Russia in the World

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (Reuters) – Last part to compete. On Thursday Russia celebrated its first match in World Cup rugby, bowed to the realism of the United States (13-6).

The American rugby players won their third victory in 19 World Cup matches since 1987, but Australia and Italy, their next opponents in Group C, should prevent them from continuing this series.

The novel displays the day was enough to celebrate the International Rugby Board (IRB), eager to push back the frontiers of rugby.

New Zealand viewers were less concerned about the outcome of this meeting by the health problems of their All Blacks.

Captain Richie McCaw and Mils Muliaina, 197 caps between them, in turn injured after package opener Dan Carter, will not participate in next match of their team against Japan on Friday.

New Zealand coach, Graham Henry, had to refute the suspicion of bluff, saying that the two executives have not been rested for the match against France, September 24. “There is absolutely no truth in there,” he said.


Keven Mealamu gets the hooker in place of captain, left vacant by Richie McCaw, who will now have to wait for the decisive match against the XV of France to honor its one hundredth selection.

For his part, for the first time since the start of the tournament, South Africa was able to announce good news came from the infirmary, with the surprise return of Bakkies Botha in the starting fifteen against Fiji on Saturday .

Instances of English rugby felt compelled to issue a statement in defense of Mike Tindall, captain of the Acting photographed in embarrassing situations after the victory over Argentina.

The player, newly married to Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Elizabeth II, appeared in the tabloid press in a nightclub in Queenstown, which organized the races of dwarves.

Convalescent, the holder’s usual captain’s armband, Lewis Moody, could make his first appearance on the turf of New Zealand Sunday against Georgia.

Andy Robinson, the former England coach now in charge of the Scottish XV, joined the chorus of voices calling for change in the match schedule for the next edition.

The current program hinders small selections for the benefit of the favorites, who have a week off between each of their matches.

But rest assured there, the gap between the best and the newcomers is tightening, so much so that twenty selections in the future will claim the title.

“This should happen by sixteen,” said the Englishman.

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