Just two teams – Russia and Uruguay – remain in the hunt for the final place at Rugby World Cup 2015 after Saturday's repechage semis.
Just two teams – Russia and Uruguay – remain in the hunt for the final place at next year's Rugby World Cup after Saturday's repechage semi-finals.
The Bears managed to overcome a spirited Zimbabwe team 23-15 in the Siberian city of in Krasnoyarsk while Uruguay proved too strong for Hong Kong, eventually running out 28-3 winners.
The duo will now face off in a two-leg repechage final for the right to join hosts England, Australia, Wales and Fiji in Pool A at RWC 2015. The dates for those games will be confirmed in due course.
By its conclusion, 3000 players from 83 teams across six continents will have taken part in a record-breaking Rugby World Cup 2015 qualification process featuring 203 matches.