ARTICLES RELATING TO RUSSIA

Russia snub new Adidas shirts with upside-down flag

2019-11-13 15:02

Russia said the national team will not be wearing new Adidas-designed shirts in upcoming Euro-2020 qualifiers after they reversed the colours of the Russian flag.

Russian anti-doping boss claims Moscow lab data manipulated

2019-10-09 22:17

Russia's anti-doping agency chief Yuri Ganus believes data handed from the Moscow laboratory to the World Anti-Doping Agency has been intentionally manipulated.

Scotland keep RWC campaign alive with Russia mauling

2019-10-09 11:07

Scotland have scored nine tries in thrashing Russia at the Rugby World Cup.

Scotland wary of 'astute' Russia at World Cup

2019-10-05 11:40

Scotland are well aware of the tactical as well as physical challenge ahead of them against Russia in their bid to qualify for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

Russia coach hails 'five star' team despite Ireland loss

2019-10-03 15:29

Russia's coach was full of praise for his players' performance against Ireland at the Rugby World Cup despite a 35-0 defeat.

Ireland star Sexton returns for Russia match

2019-10-01 08:59

World Player of the Year Johnny Sexton will captain Ireland in their Rugby World Cup match against Russia after recovering from a thigh injury.

World sport anti-doping body tells Russia to explain 'inconsistencies'

2019-09-23 17:40

WADA has given Russia three weeks to explain "inconsistencies" in a cache of laboratory data handed over to investigators, raising the possibility of a fresh ban on the country.

Pretoria-born Matsushima drives Japan to win over Russia

2019-09-20 14:44

Kotaro Matsushima scored a sizzling hat-trick as hosts Japan recovered from a torrid start to thrash Russia in their Rugby World Cup clash at the Tokyo Stadium.

Russians plot Japan shock in World Cup opener

2019-09-18 14:26

Russia coach Lyn Jones says he has a cunning plan to ambush hosts Japan in this week's Rugby World Cup opener.

Disgraced Russian footballers freed from prison

2019-09-17 10:48

Russian footballers Pavel Mamaev and Alexander Kokorin were released on Tuesday after spending nearly a year in prison over a night of drunken assaults.

 

Russia on brink of Euro 2020 after Dzyuba downs hapless Scots

2019-10-11 07:32

Russia closed in on Euro 2020 after Artem Dzyuba's brace helped see off poor Scotland and put his side to within a point of qualification.

Russia sends response to WADA concerns

2019-10-09 16:44

Russia has responded in full to all questions raised by the World Anti-Doping Agency concerning "inconsistencies" in data from Moscow's anti-doping laboratory.

Scotland ring changes for vital Russia match

2019-10-07 11:08

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend made wholesale changes to his team to play Russia in their crucial Pool A match in Shizuoka.

A moustache and an Irish accent: Russia's Artemyev wins RWC hearts

2019-10-04 07:15

With his enthusiastic interviews delivered in an incongruous Dublin brogue, Russian captain Vasily Artemyev is becoming a darling of the Rugby World Cup.

Ireland see off Russia for bonus-point win at RWC

2019-10-03 14:16

Ireland beat Russia as they bounced back from their stunning upset by Japan with an important bonus-point win at the Rugby World Cup

Samoa clinch bonus-point win against Russia

2019-09-24 14:18

Samoa got their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign onto a winning start as they defeated Russia in a messy affair at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium.

Samoa draft 8 RWC newbies for Russia game

2019-09-22 13:33

Samoa coach Steve Jackson has selected eight Rugby World Cup debutants for his side's first game of the tournament against Russia.

Russia warn Japan to bring 'A-game' or face RWC shock

2019-09-19 08:48

Russia captain Vasily Artemyev has warned Japan that unless they bring their "A-game" in Friday's Rugby World Cup opener, the hosts could face a mauling.

Hosts Japan name team for World Cup opener

2019-09-18 07:06

Hosts Japan have named their team to face Russia on Friday in the tournament-opening Pool A match at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Russia 'trip' into RWC ahead of tournament opener

2019-09-15 08:06

Russia have 'tripped' into the Rugby World Cup according to head coach Lyn Jones, leaving them at a disadvantage against hosts Japan.

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