Russia will bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup, as the country looks to build on its team's first RWC appearance in New Zealand.
Australian winger Drew Mitchell could be out of the World Cup after a hamstring injury against Russia, coach Robbie Deans has said.
Russian hooker Valery Tsnobiladze has been handed a three-week ban for headbutt during their RWC match against Ireland.
Russia have made six changes to the team which lost to Ireland when they play Australia in their last match in their maiden RWC.
Russian hooker Valery Tsnobiladze is to face a disciplinary hearing over an alleged head-butt during his side's defeat to Ireland.
Ireland have maintained their march toward winning a first-ever World Cup pool with a comfortable win over Russia in Rotorua.
Italy have hammered debutants Russia to keep their Rugby World Cup hopes alive with their biggest ever win in the tournament.
Russia's youngest squad player, Denis Simplikevich, will make his debut for the Bears against Ireland in their RWC Pool C match.
The USA have beaten Russia in their Rugby World Cup Pool C match played in a wet Taranaki Stadium in New Plymouth.
Ireland have made 10 changes, for their Rugby World Cup Pool C match with tournament newcomers Russia at Rotorua.
IRB chief Mike Miller has warned that price gouging during the RWC threatened to sully NZ's reputation with international tourists.
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