Bears better for RWC experience - Russia coach

Russia’s rugby coach Kingsley Jones says despite losing both of their starting World Cup games, his players can still be proud of themselves.

­Russia were beaten by team US 13-6 and went down to Italy with a 53-17 scoreline, but managed to collect three tries in that encounter.

According to Jones, it is experience the Bears lack, as at the World Cup levels Russia are being punished for every mistake they make.

The Russians face Pool C leaders Ireland in their next the game, scheduled for Sunday, September 25.