Rugby World Cup , Pool C - Nelson, 1 October 2011, 15:30 local, 02:30 GMT
Australia (47) 68 - 22 (5) Russia (FT)

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Summary

Time Score  
6 5 - 0

Terrific try for the Wallabies and it's that man Berrick Barnes, who was so impressive against the USA. After Samo's burst down the wing, the ball is worked infield and Cooper passes wide to Barnes, who, with the aid of a wonderful step off his left foot, breaks through the Russian defence to score.

8 10 - 0

Another wonderful score for the Wallabies, as Drew Mitchell is left in acres of space and with oodles of time to collect Cooper's sublime chip in behind the Russian defence before racing clear to score.

10 12 - 0

O'Connor converts from wide on the left.

11 17 - 0

All too easy for the Wallabies at Trafalgar Park. Cooper finds Samo out wide with a curling crossfield kick. The makeshift winger storms forward before off-loading one-handed to the supporting Higginbotham, who shows great skill in off-loading in the tackle to the supporting Sharpe. The veteran lock then releases Cooper, who unselfishly leaves McCalman with a simple run-in.

12 19 - 0

O'Connor adds the extras from right in front of the posts.

15 26 - 0

This is getting ridiculous. Clean take at a lineout inside the Russian 22 for the Wallabies and the ball is passed on to Pocock, who storms forward, bouncing off one tackler before bounding through to score. That's the bonus point already. Only 15 minutes gone!

21 31 - 0

After Ashley-Cooper is held up just short after a brilliant break, Pocock crashes over for his second try of the game.

23 33 - 0

O'Connor converts once more.

32 33 - 5

The Wallabies steal the ball five metres from their own line and Burgess counters. However, after breaking out of his 22, he loses his footing and the ball. Russia's turn to counter and they do so to devastating effect, Vladimir Ostrushko breaking through to score after leaving Sharpe on his backside with a wonderful step.

35 38 - 5

Terrific response from the Wallabies! Mitchell releases Pocock with the most audacious reverse pass. The Wallaby flanker charges forward before off-loading to the supporting Moore, who flops over under the posts.

36 40 - 5

O'Connor with the extras.

38 45 - 5

And the Wallabies are over again. After yet another sniping run from Burgess, the ball is eventually worked wide to Cooper. The fly-half is hit hard but he still manages to get a grubber away which Ashley-Cooper grounds. O'Connor converts from out wide.

40 47 - 5

O'Connor converts and that brings an end to the first half.

41 52 - 5

The Wallabies pick up where the left off at the end of the first half, with Salesi Ma'afu stretching out an arm to ground the ball after being the recipient of a sublime off-load from Cooper.

43 54 - 5

O'Connor with the extras once more. Another great kick.

46 54 - 8

Russia take the ball through a number of phases before replacement fly-half Konstantin Rachkov drops into the pocket and coolly slots over a drop goal. Impressive stuff from the Bears.

48 59 - 8

Swift response from the Wallabies, as Cooper catches the Russians napping by taking a quick tap and that eventually leads to Mitchell sliding over unchallenged in the left corner.

50 61 - 8

O'Connor on target once more. He's kicking wonderfully well today.

59 61 - 13

Russian wing Simplikevich reads Cooper like a book and intercepts the Wallaby fly-half's pass before racing away to score. Terrific stuff from the Bears wideman.

61 61 - 15

Rachkov converts from right in front of the posts.

67 61 - 20

The rolling maul takes the Russians up to within a metre of the Wallaby whitewash. The ball is then popped up for Konstantin Rachkov, who crashes over. Wonderful stuff from the Bears!

68 61 - 22

And Rachkov produces a wonderful kick to convert his own score.

78 66 - 22

A Russian clearance is charged down and the ball drops into the grateful arms of Berrick Barnes, who races away to claim a deserved try.

79 68 - 22

O'Connor converts yet again.

Timeline

Time Australia  Score  Russia
0 start of first half start of first half
6 Barnes - try 5 - 0
8 Mitchell - try 10 - 0
10 O'Connor - conversion 12 - 0
11 McCalman - try 17 - 0
12 O'Connor - conversion 19 - 0
15 Pocock - try
O'Connor - conversion
26 - 0
21 Pocock - try 31 - 0
23 O'Connor - conversion 33 - 0
30 Ma'afu - sub on
Kepu - sub off
32 33 - 5 Ostrushko - try
35 Moore - try 38 - 5
36 O'Connor - conversion 40 - 5
38 Ashley-Cooper - try 45 - 5
40 O'Connor - conversion
end of first half
47 - 5 end of first half
40 start of second half
Fainga'a - sub on
Moore - sub off
Pocock - sub off
Elsom - sub on
Horwill - sub off
Simmons - sub on
start of second half
Kushnarev - sub off
Rachkov - sub on
41 Ma'afu - try 52 - 5
43 O'Connor - conversion 54 - 5
46 54 - 8 Rachkov - drop goal
48 Mitchell - try 59 - 8
50 O'Connor - conversion 61 - 8 Garbuzov - sub on
Grachev - sub off
52 Phipps - sub on
Mitchell - sub off
59 61 - 13 Prishchepenko - sub off
Travkin - sub on
Kuzin - sub off
Babaev - sub on
Simplikevich - try
61 61 - 15 Rachkov - conversion
63 Shakirov - sub on
Yanyushkin - sub off
65 Popov - sub off
Botvinnikov - sub on
67 61 - 20 Rachkov - try
68 61 - 22 Rachkov - conversion
69 Slipper - sub off
Kepu - sub on
72 Fatakhov - sub off
Matveev - sub on
78 Barnes - try 66 - 22
79 O'Connor - conversion 68 - 22
80 end of second half
end of half
end of second half
end of half
0
80

Notes

 
Result Australia won by a margin of 46 points
Rugby World Cup points Australia 5 (1 try bonus), Russia 0
 
Ground name Trafalgar Park, Nelson (neutral venue)
Attendance 16307
 
Referee BJ Lawrence
 
Australia Test debuts none
Russia Test debuts none

Teams

Australia Russia
Tries Barnes (6, 78), Mitchell (8, 48), McCalman (11), Pocock (15, 21), Moore (35), Ashley-Cooper (38), Ma'afu (41) Tries Ostrushko (32), Simplikevich (59), Rachkov (67)
Cons O'Connor (10, 12, 15, 23, 36, 40, 43, 50, 79) Cons Rachkov (61, 68)
Drops none Drops Rachkov (46)

Match stats

Australia   Russia
10 Tries 3
9 from 10 Conversion goals 2 from 3
0 from 0 Penalty goals 0 from 0
90.0% Kick at goal success 66.7%
0 Dropped goals 1
Kick/pass/run
18 Kicks from hand 26
134 Passes 79
97 Runs 91
570 Metres run with ball 319
Attacking
50% Possession 50%
50% Territory 50%
9 Clean breaks 3
18 Defenders beaten 6
12 Offloads 5
66 from 67 (98.5%) Rucks won 70 from 74 (94.6%)
3 from 3 (100.0%) Mauls won 2 from 2 (100.0%)
13 Turnovers conceded 7
Defensive
87/6 Tackles made/missed 75/18
93.5% Tackling success rate 80.7%
Set pieces
3 won, 2 lost (60.0%) Scrums on own feed 9 won, 0 lost (100.0%)
7 won, 4 lost (63.6%) Lineouts on own throw 7 won, 4 lost (63.6%)
Discipline
9 Penalties conceded 4
0/0 Yellow/red cards 0/0

Aust stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB O'Connor 0/0 18 4/5/9 54 1 3 1 4 4/1 0/0 0 0/0
W Samo 0/0 0 0/2/5 55 1 4 2 1 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Ashley-Cooper 1/0 5 0/2/5 22 1 1 2 0 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Barnes 2/1 10 2/13/4 54 2 1 0 0 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Mitchell 2/0 10 1/1/13 78 0 1 0 1 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
FH Cooper 0/4 0 6/35/5 58 0 1 1 2 3/1 0/0 1 0/0
SH Burgess 0/2 0 1/55/7 65 2 4 1 1 3/0 0/2 0 0/0
P Slipper 0/0 0 0/1/4 21 0 1 0 0 9/0 0/0 1 0/0
H Moore 1/0 5 0/2/6 15 0 0 0 0 7/1 0/0 1 0/0
P Kepu 0/0 0 0/2/4 18 0 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
L Horwill 0/0 0 0/1/4 13 0 0 1 1 3/0 1/1 1 0/0
L Sharpe 0/0 0 0/5/5 18 0 0 1 0 8/1 4/0 1 0/0
F Higginbotham 0/0 0 1/0/8 27 0 0 1 1 7/0 1/1 0 0/0
F Pocock 2/1 10 0/4/7 41 1 2 1 1 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
N8 McCalman 1/0 5 0/5/1 7 1 0 0 0 2/1 0/0 0 0/0
(H) Fainga'a 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 7/0 0/0 1 0/0
(P) Ma'afu 1/0 5 0/0/4 4 0 0 0 0 4/0 0/0 1 0/0
(L) Simmons 0/0 0 0/0/2 2 0 0 0 1 6/0 1/0 1 0/0
(F) Elsom 0/1 0 0/1/4 18 0 0 0 0 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
(W) Phipps 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

Russ stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Artemyev 0/0 0 1/2/7 25 0 0 2 2 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
W Simplikevich 1/0 5 0/1/5 72 1 0 0 1 4/2 0/0 0 0/0
C Kuzin 0/0 0 0/0/2 15 1 1 0 1 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Makovetskiy 0/0 0 0/1/2 14 0 1 0 0 5/1 0/0 0 0/0
W Ostrushko 1/0 5 3/1/6 73 1 2 0 1 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
FH Kushnarev 0/0 0 4/5/1 9 0 0 0 0 3/4 0/0 0 0/0
SH Yanyushkin 0/0 0 0/42/3 2 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Popov 0/0 0 0/0/6 0 0 0 0 0 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
H Korshunov 0/0 0 0/2/6 6 0 0 0 0 7/1 0/1 1 0/0
P Prishchepenko 0/0 0 0/1/6 0 0 0 0 0 6/2 0/0 0 0/0
L Voytov 0/0 0 0/0/8 3 0 0 0 0 5/2 2/0 0 0/0
L Byrnes 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 9/0 1/0 0 0/0
F Fatakhov 0/0 0 0/0/10 1 0 0 0 0 4/0 3/0 2 0/0
F Grachev 0/0 0 0/0/6 11 0 0 1 1 6/1 0/0 0 0/0
N8 Gresev 0/0 0 0/3/12 36 0 0 0 1 7/3 0/0 0 0/0
(F) Matveev 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
(P) Botvinnikov 0/0 0 0/1/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Travkin 0/0 0 0/2/3 2 0 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(F) Garbuzov 0/0 0 0/1/0 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(SH) Shakirov 0/1 0 2/11/3 29 0 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(FH) Rachkov 1/0 12 8/6/4 21 0 1 1 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(C) Babaev 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

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