KINGSLEY JONES has named his first Churchill Cup team ahead of Russia’s opening game at Esher on Wednesday.
Russia face Canada on Wednesday at Moseley Road, who enter the next stage of the tournament after a convincing win over Italy “A” at Franklin’s Gardens. Man of the Match Chauncey O’Toole is again named in the starting XV alongside try scorers James Pritchard and Aaron Carpenter.
Canada: J Pritchard; M Evans, C Trainor, M Scholz, J Mensah Coker, A Munro (C), S White; T Dolezel, R Hamilton, S Franklin, T Hotson, J Cudmore, J Sinclair, C O’Toole, A Carpenter Reps: P.Riordan, A.Tiedemann, H.Buydens, M.Gudgeon, N.Dala, E.Fairhurst, P.Mackenzie
Russia: I Klyuchnikov; V Artemyev; I Makovetskiy, A Makovetskiy, V Ostroushko, Y Kushnarev, S Shakirov; S Popov, V Korshunov (capt), I Prishchepenko, V Boltenkov, A Voytov, A Temnov, A Garbuzov, V Grachev.Reps: V Tsnobiladze, A Travkinm, A Panasenko, V Gresev, A Bykanov, S Trishin, A Ryabov.