Alexander Shakirov

Alexander Shakirov (Russian: Александр Шакиров) (born 20 January 1981) is a Russian rugby union player. He plays as a scrum-half and also as a fly-half.[1]

Alexander Shakirov
Birth nameAlexander Shakirov
Date of birth (1981-01-20) 20 January 1981 (age 39)
Place of birthRyazan, Russia
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
VVA-Podmoskovje ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004-2014  Russia 58 (25)

He currently plays for VVA-Podmoskovye Monino, in the Russian Professional League.

Shakirov had 58 caps for Russia, with 5 tries, 25 points in aggregate, from 2004 to 2014. He was called for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, where he played in three games against United States national rugby union team, Italy national rugby union team and Australia national rugby union team.[2] Total of 123 minutes.

His debut for Russia was the game played in Tbilisi against Georgia on 6 March 2004.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alexander Shakirov", Marlborough Express, 15/09/2011, http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/sport/rugby-world-cup-2011/5630250/Alexander-Shakirov
  2. ^ "Alexander Shakirov", IRB website, http://www.rwc2011.irb.com/home/teams/team=756/player=23968/index.html (Accessed 25 April 2012)