Rugby photos: Russia 7 – 28 USA / Фото с регби: Россия 7 – 28 США

Line-out, Russia vs. USA

Line-out, Russia vs. USA

RUSSIA VS. USA, 23 November 2013, London.

The match began at dusk on a beautiful London winter’s day, and ended in driving rain. In the middle there was an entertaining game of rugby – both teams ran with the ball, and never slowed the match down.

Russian fans for Russia vs. USA

Russian fans for Russia vs. USA

The teams’ nicknames gave a hint to how the game would pan out: the Russian Bears – big, proud, simmering with languid aggression – were overwhelmed by the faster, sleeker American Eagles.

The USA attack...

The USA attack…

Подробнее о матче (на русском языке)

Russian fans at Russia vs. USA

Russian fans at Russia vs. USA

The USA won 28 – 7, and four tries to one. The result was harsh on Russia given the fight that they showed…

Russia attack...

Russia attack…

… but they could have lost by more, as the Americans missed at least three try-scoring chances.

Russia stop an American attack...

Russia stop an American attack…

The USA’s all-action captain, and their Samoan-bred centres, quelled every Russian attack.

A maul on the half-way line

A maul on the half-way line

Russia’s try was scored by Andrei Garbuzov, and was converted by Ramil Gaisin.

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