Full name Vyacheslav Grachev
Born April 22, 1973, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, USSR
Current age 42 years 129 days
Major teams Russia
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 242 lb
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|Test debut||Russia v Italy at Moscow, Nov 6, 1993 match details|
|Last Test||Australia v Russia at Nelson, Oct 1, 2011 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
The vastly experienced No.8 has previously turned out for Montauban, Bayonne and Pau in France before an injury in 2008 very nearly ended his career. After being told that walking again would be a bonus as a result of tearing both his ACL and ICL and breaking the leg, Grachev defied medical opinion and not only walked again but continued turning out for the Russian national side. Aged 38 he is one of the oldest players in the 2011 World Cup.
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