The Russian team lost to Italy 19-24 late on Sunday in its second game at the current Churchill Cup rugby tournament in the U.K.
Russia, which is ranked 19th in the world and will make its World Cup debut this year in New Zealand, lost its first game of the current tournament to Canada
Russia will play against the United States in a game for the fifth place on June 18, while Italy will face Tonga in a game for the third place, and Canada will clash with England in the finals.
The Churchill Cup is an annual rugby union tournament, held in June, which is contested by teams from Canada, England, the United States, and other three invited teams from a wide array of countries.
This year, the invitees include Russia, Italy and Tonga.
MOSCOW, June 13 (RIA Novosti)