Championship club beat Russia’s national side 35-22 in a World Cup warm-up match in Moscow.

The island side, who finished fourth in English ’s second tier, led 28-12 at half- time in Moscow after tries from Leroy Van Dam, Luc Jones, Greg Dyer and skipper Apakuki Ma’afu.

And Auguy Slowik crossed early in the second half for the islanders.

Russia scored two tries in each half, with Sale lock Andrei Ostrikov going over for one of their scores.

The fixture was arranged through Russia head coach Lyn Jones, whose son Luc plays for Jersey.

Russia, who are ranked 20th in the world, are in a pool with Scotland, Ireland, Samoa and hosts Japan at the World Cup which begins next month.


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