Brief previews, lineups, and predictions for eight matches ahead this weekend.
Scoring, new caps, citings, and some strange comments from the weekend.
Brief reports and team information from all nine matches from this past weekend.
A game littered with penalties from the beginning, Igor Kliuchnikov got Russia on the board first with an early penalty.
The first game of a strange miniseries of tests to take place in Colwyn Bay, buried in the north of Wales, has the 17th ranked US Eagles taking on the 19th ranked Russian Bears.
Russia features a multinational coaching contingent with Welshman Kingsley Jones as head coach, countryman Darren Morris running the forwards, Tongan Siua Taumalolo in charge of the backs and defense, and New Zealand born English international Henry Paul helping out as well.