venue: Radnicki Stadium, Belgrade
4th June 2006
Full Match Report
2008 RLWC PRELIMINARY QUALIFIER
Scrum half Artem Grigoryan was the star for the visitors, the man of the match claiming two tries and four conversions, as the more experienced Russians cut loose after the break. Three penalties from National League 3 Warrington Wizards utility Dalibor Vukanovic kept Serbia in the game and they trailed only 16-6 at the break after a sterling forty minute effort.
Once tiredness had crept in though, the bigger Russian outfit made their extra fitness count with centre Sergey Dobrynin and fullback Oleg Zukov both landing try doubles. Other Russian tries came from Nikoray Zagoskin, Georgy Vinogradov and Oleg Smirnov although the final score line probably flattered the visitors.
Dalibor Vukanovic, Dimitris Dajc, Milan Radojevic, Milan Djordjevic, Nenad Grbic, Mate Granic, Jovan Vujosevic, Radoslav Novakovic, Zoran Pesic, Soni Radovanovic, Darko Nerandzic, Nemanja Popsogorovic, Luka Simeunovic. Subs (all used): Ivan Susnjara, Nenad Tomic, David Milovanovic, Milos Milinkovic
Oleg Zukov, Nikolay Zagoskin, Sergey Dobrynin, Denis Korolev, Valentin Baskakov, Victor Nechaev, Artem Grigoryn, Ian Gvozdev, Roman Ovchinnikov, Robert Illiassov, Andrey Medvedev, Oleg Smirnov, Vladimir Vlasyk. Subs (all used): Georgy Vinogradov, Sergey Bychkov, Sergey Konstantinov, Vadim Fedchlic