Rugby World Cup 2019: Yuri Kushnarev​ (Russia)

Born: June 6, 1985 in Moscow, Namibia

Position: First-five

Club: Krasny Yar

Height: 1.83m

Weight: 95kgs

Caps:  109

The 34-year-old No.10 is Russia’s most decorated player, after picking up silverware with several clubs during his career, including 11 Russian Championships and two European Rugby Continental Shields. 

Yuri Kushnarev's experience will no doubt be invaluable, as the Bears try to navigate a difficult group and improve on their 2011 outing.

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