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Samoan Captain Mahonri Schwalger leads the Haka upon their arrival in Auckland, ahead of the World Cup

Samoa are out to upset the big boys

In 2007, Samoa fell below their usual high standards at the World Cup, but they’re back four years later with a squad capable of making the knockout stages, writes Paul…

Georgia’s Goderdzi Shvelidze will play in his third World Cup

Why Georgia can make the Quarter-Finals

Paul Morgan finds Kingsley Jones tipping an East European rival for success… If you’re looking for a major upset at this World Cup then look no further than the Georgians…

Team USA celebrate after winning the Bowl Final of the Churchill Cup against Russia

Nigel Melville’s World Cup Verdict

The Eagles’ two warm-up matches against Canada were a bit like England’s games with Wales: we dominated possession for long periods but made silly mistakes and conceded sloppy tries so…

Juan Grobler was the only player to score against Australia

Rugby World Cup 2011: USA’s story

The Eagles have won just two World Cup matches to date. Alex Goff takes a walk down memory lane… Victories have been hard to come by for the United States…

Russia beat Uruguay 38-19 to win the Bowl Final in 2010

Rugby World Cup 2011: Russia’s Story

Russia are making their World Cup debut this autumn – but they are planning to stick around for a long time Russia will make their first-ever appearance at the Rugby…

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Rugby World Cup 2011: Russia’s Coach: Nikolai Nerush

Nikolai Vladimirovich Nerush Age 50 (24 July 1960) Birthplace Moscow Coaching history VVA Monino Record as Russia coach (November 2008-present) P21 W12 L8 D1 He’s achieved all he can domestically.…