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Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Head-To-Head: Ireland v Russia

Head-To-Head: Ireland v Russia

See below for a statistical preview of Sunday’s Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Ireland and Russia at Rotorua International Stadium (kick-off 6pm local time/6am Irish time).

2011 RUGBY WORLD CUP – POOL C: Sunday, September 25

IRELAND v RUSSIA, Rotorua International Stadium, 6pm local time/6am Irish time (live RTÉ Two/Setanta Sports Ireland/UTV)

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IRELAND: Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster); Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster), Paddy Wallace (Ballymena/Ulster), Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster); Ronan O’Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster), Isaac Boss (Terenure College/Leinster); Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster), Sean Cronin (Leinster), Tony Buckley (Sale), Donncha O’Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster), Leo Cullen (Blackrock College/Leinster) (capt), Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster), Sean O’Brien (Clontarf/Leinster), Jamie Heaslip (Naas/Leinster).

Replacements: Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster), Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster), Denis Leamy (Cork Constitution/Munster), Shane Jennings (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers).

RUSSIA: Vasily Artemyev (Northampton Saints, England); Denis Simplikevich (Enisey-STM, Krasnoyarsk), Andrey Kuzin (VVA-Podmoskovye, Monino), Sergey Trishin (VVA-Podmoskovye, Monino), Vladimir Ostroushko (Enisey-STM, Krasnoyarsk); Konstantin Rachkov (Stade Phoceen, France), Alexander Yanyushkin (VVA-Podmoskovye, Monino) (capt); Sergey Popov (Slava-ShVSM, Moscow), Valery Tsnobiladze (Novokuznetsk, Novokuznetsk), Alexander Khrokin (VVA-Podmoskovye, Monino), Denis Antonov (Slava-ShVSM, Moscow), Adam Byrnes (Melbourne Rebels, Australia), Artem Fatakhov (VVA-Podmoskovye, Monino), Andrey Garbuzov (Krasniy Yar, Krasnoyarsk), Victor Gresev (VVA-Podmoskovye, Monino).

Replacements: Evgeny Matveev (VVA-Podmoskovye, Monino), Ivan Prishchepenko (Krasniy Yar, Krasnoyarsk), Alexey Travkin (VVA-Podmoskovye, Monino), Alexander Voytov (VVA-Podmoskovye, Monino), Andrey Bykanov (Slava-ShVSM, Moscow), Mikhail Sidorov (Slava-ShVSM, Moscow), Mikhail Babaev (VVA-Podmoskovye, Monino).

Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Dave Pearson (England), Jérôme Garces (France)
Television Match Official: Giulio De Santis (Italy)

Head-to-Head:

Played – 1
Ireland Won – 1
Russia Won – 0

Ireland v Russia: IRFU Stats Vault

Biggest Wins And Margins:

Ireland: Points & Margin: 35-3, 2002 Rugby World Cup Qualifier

Russia: Points & Margin:

Individual Records In The Series:

Most Points In A Match: Ireland 15 (Ronan O’Gara, 2002 Rugby World Cup Qualifier); Russia 3 (Werner Pieterse, 2002 Rugby World Cup Qualifier)

Most Tries In A Match: Ireland 2 (Girvan Dempsey, 2002 Rugby World Cup Qualifier); Russia –

Ireland – Form Guide From Start Of The 2010 Six Nations:

Won 29-11 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Lost 33-10 v France away (Six Nations)
Won 20-16 v England away (Six Nations)
Won 27-12 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Lost 23-20 v Scotland home (Six Nations)
Lost 66-28 v New Zealand away (Summer Tour)
Lost 22-15 v Australia away (Summer Tour)
Lost 23-21 v South Africa home (Autumn Series)
Won 20-10 v Samoa home (Autumn Series)
Lost 38-18 v New Zealand home (Autumn Series)
Won 29-9 v Argentina home (Autumn Series)
Won 13-11 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Lost 25-22 v France home (Six Nations)
Won 21-18 v Scotland away (Six Nations)
Lost 19-13 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Won 24-8 v England home (Six Nations)
Lost 10-6 v Scotland away (World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 19-12 v France away (World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 26-22 v France home (World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 20-9 v England home (World Cup Warm-Up)
Won 22-10 v USA neutral (World Cup Pool C)
Won 15-6 v Australia neutral (World Cup Pool C)

Russia – Form Guide From Start Of 2010:

Won 30-15 v Namibia away (Winter Test)
Won 14-10 v Portugal home (World Cup Qualifier)
Won 38-20 v Spain away (World Cup Qualifier)
Drew 21-21 v Romania home (World Cup Qualifier)
Won 48-11 v Germany home (World Cup Qualifier)
Lost 36-8 v Georgia away (World Cup Qualifier)
Lost 39-22 v USA away (Chuchill Cup)
Lost 49-17 v England Saxons neutral (Churchill Cup)
Won 38-19 v Uruguay neutral (Churchill Cup)
Lost 40-20 v Argentina Jaguares home (Autumn Series)
Lost 32-6 v Argentina Jaguares home (Autumn Series)
Lost 75-3 v Japan away (Autumn Test)
Won 28-24 v Spain away (European Nations Cup)
Lost 21-19 v Portugal home (European Nations Cup)
Lost 33-3 v Romania away (European Nations Cup)
Won 41-5 v Ukraine away (European Nations Cup)
Lost 15-9 v Georgia home (European Nations Cup)
Lost 34-18 v Canada neutral (Churchill Cup)
Lost 24-19 v Italy ‘A’ neutral (Churchill Cup)
Lost 32-25 v USA neutral (Churchill Cup)
Lost 13-6 v USA neutral (World Cup Pool C)
Lost 53-17 v Italy neutral (World Cup Pool C)

Ireland – Most-Capped Players:

115 Brian O’Driscoll
113 Ronan O’Gara
105 John Hayes
98 Peter Stringer
92 Malcolm O’Kelly
82 Girvan Dempsey
80 Paul O’Connell
77 Donncha O’Callaghan
72 David Humphreys
72 David Wallace
71 Geordan Murphy
70 Kevin Maggs
69 Mike Gibson

Ireland – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

1039 Ronan O’Gara
560 David Humphreys
308 Michael Kiernan
296 Eric Elwood
235 Brian O’Driscoll
217 Ollie Campbell
158 Tom Kiernan
154 Jonathan Sexton

Ireland – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

44 Brian O’Driscoll
29 Denis Hickie
21 Shane Horgan
19 Girvan Dempsey
19 Tommy Bowe
18 Geordan Murphy
17 Brendan Mullin
16 Ronan O’Gara
15 Kevin Maggs
15 Keith Wood

Russia – Most-Capped Players:

67 Alexander Khrokhin
61 Andrey Kuzin
56 Vladislav Korshunov
52 Igor Klyuchnikov
48 Alexey Korobeynikov
48 Alexander Shakirov
47 Alexey Travkin
46 Alexander Voytov
46 Alexander Yanyushkin
45 Yuri Kushnarev

Russia – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

319 Yuri Kushnarev
174 Konstantin Rachkov
147 Vladimir Simonov
107 Viktor Motorin
95 Andrey Kuzin
94 Alexander Yanyushkin

Russia – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

19 Andrey Kuzin
15 Alexander Gvozdovsky
14 Vyacheslav Grachev
11 Vladimir Simonov
9 Vasily Artemyev
8 Werner Pieterse

World Rugby All-Time Top Points Scorers:

1238 Dan Carter (New Zealand)
1226 Jonny Wilkinson (1159-England, 67-Lions)
1090 Neil Jenkins (1049-Wales, 41-Lions)
1039 Ronan O’Gara (Ireland)
1010 Diego Dominguez (27-Argentina, 983-Italy)
967 Andrew Mehrtens (New Zealand)
942 Stephen Jones (889-Wales, 53-Lions)
911 Michael Lynagh (Australia)
893 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
878 Matt Burke (Australia)
800 Chris Paterson (Scotland)

World Rugby All-Time Top Try Scorers:

64 David Campese (Australia)
57 Shane Williams (55-Wales, 2-Lions)
50 Rory Underwood (49-England, 1-Lions)
49 Doug Howlett (New Zealand)
46 Christian Cullen (New Zealand)
46 Joe Rokocoko (New Zealand)
45 Brian O’Driscoll (44-Ireland, 1-Lions)
44 Jeff Wilson (New Zealand)
41 Gareth Thomas (40-Wales, 1-Lions)
40 Chris Latham (Australia)

(Note: Daisuke Ohata scored 69 tries for Japan, but not all against major international opposition)

The ‘100 Caps’ Club:

139 George Gregan (Australia)
121 Brian O’Driscoll (115-Ireland, 6-Lions)
119 Jason Leonard (114-England, 5-Lions)
118 Fabien Pelous (France)
115 Ronan O’Gara (113-Ireland, 2-Lions)
111 Philippe Sella (France)
110 George Smith (Australia)
109 John Smit (South Africa)
108 Victor Matfield (South Africa)
107 John Hayes (105-Ireland, 2-Lions)
107 Chris Paterson (Scotland)
106 Stephen Jones (100-Wales, 6-Lions)
103 Gareth Thomas (100-Wales, 3-Lions)
103 Martyn Williams (99-Wales, 4-Lions)
102 Stephen Larkham (Australia)
102 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
101 Alessandro Troncon (Italy)
101 David Campese (Australia)

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