Russia Rugby World Cup 2011 Betting Guide
The Russian Team is not known as a rugby super power and they will find it tough to compete at the World Cup, this is the first time ever that the Russians have played in a Rugby World Cup and they will surely be using it as a learning experience. They are an improving side as they have shown by qualifying for the tournament but they will do well to register a win in New Zealand having been drawn in a tough looking Pool C.
Russian Rugby is at an all time high at the moment having sealed qualification for the tournament with a play-off match against Romania, they are now ranked in the top 20 in the world by the IRB and will be hoping to continue that upward curve. In truth though, they are a long way off of being competitive in this company and the game against the United States offers them their only realistic chance of a win in Pool C. The other three games against Italy, Ireland and Australia will be tough for a squad that only plays domestic rugby in Russia, that lack of experience will mean they will struggle for the foreseeable future despite their obvious improvements over the past couple of years.
The latest betting for the World Cup shows that Russia have no chance of going all the way and punters are well advised to steer clear of them, they lack the strength-in-depth of the bigger nations and are more than likely to head back home after the tournament with no points to their name.
Russia Rugby World Cup 2011 Squad
As and when the Russian coach announces his squad we will place it right here for punters to study.