Round-up news: September 3

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Russian Cup

Krasny Yar ran in seven tries as the comprehensively beat Moscow’s Slava 45-5 to regain the Russian Cup. This is the eighth time the Krasnoyarsk side has won the trophy, tying it with VVA-Podmoskovye.

 

RRPL

August saw the Russian Rugby Premier League move toward its conclusion with a number of compelling and tight fixtures, most notably Enisei-STM’s 78th minute try securing the spoils in the crosstown rivalry against Krasny-Yar.

08/19/2015

Zelenograd (Moscow)

23 — 22

Empire (Penza)

08/22/2015

Metallurg (Novokuznetsk)

6 — 54

Enisei-STM (Krasnoyarsk)

08/23/2015

Bulava (Taganrog)

21 — 30

Slava (Moscow)

08/23/2015

VVA-Podmoskovye (Monino)

14 — 30

Krasny Yar (Krasnoyarsk)

08/28/2015

Zelenograd (Moscow)

7 — 31

Slava (Moscow)

08/31/2015

Metallurg (Novokuznetsk)

11 — 35

VVA-Podmoskovye (Monino)

08/31/2015

Empire (Penza)

23 — 31

Bulava (Taganrog)

01/09/2015

Krasny Yar (Krasnoyarsk)

12 — 16

Enisei-STM (Krasnoyarsk)

 

Federal Leagues

Veliky Novgorod’s Varyag this week became the latest team to secure a place in the Federal League finals, overturning  a small first-leg deficit to defeat St. Petersburg’s Bars and claim a place at the tournament set to take place in Zelenograd at the end of the month. Four of the eight participants are now known, with Varyag joining hosts Zenitovets (Zelenograd), 80th (Krasnoyarsk), and Hero (Perm).

 

Women’s Sevens

In Krasnoyarsk, the two hometown teams of Krasny Yar and Enisei-STM battled out the final in the third and final round of the 2015 Women’s Rugby Sevens Championship, with Krasny Yar taking the spoils to extend their lead at the top of the table following a second place in the series opener in Khimki and a win in the second round in Kazan.

Standings:

#

Team

Khimki

Kazan

Krasnoyarsk

Total

1

Krasny Yar (Krasnoyarsk)

19

21

21

61

2

Khimki (Moscow)

17

19

17

55

3

Enisei-STM (Krasnoyarsk)

16

16

19

53

4

RGUTiS (Monino)

21

14

14

49

5

TsSP No. 4 (Krasnodar)

14

17

16

47

6

Dagestan (Makhachkala)

13

13

13

39

7

Ideal (Kazan)

6

11

12

29

8

Flagman (Yaroslavl)

8

12

20

9

Vityaz (Perm)

7

8

15

10

Petrel (Novokuznetsk)

12

12

11

MGOU (Moscow)

11

11

12

SShOR No. 111 (Zelenograd)

9

9

13

Priboi (Tyumen)

9

9

14

Sturm (Tver)

4

4

 It was also confirmed that Zelenograd will host the Women’s Sevens Federal League finals on October 7.

Coaching

A number of qualified club and national team coaches have taken part in a World Rugby Level 1 and 2 coaching course in Moscow region. Participants included Nikolay Nerush, Victor Kushnarev, Vladimir Marchenko, Victor Motorin, Andrey Kuzin, Marat Minislamov, Andrey Sorokin and Alexander Yanyushkin. Former national team captain Alexander Voytov also took part. A World Rugby Level 2 course will be held in October.

 On September 10, the RUR Council of Trainers will hear the head coaches of the national XVs and Sevens teams sum up the results of 2015, present the plans for 2016, and introduce programs for the cycle leading up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

 

Student, youth rugby

Moscow’s Luzhniki hosted the International University Sports Federation (FISU) 2015 Moscow Games at the start of September, with 2,000 students from 70 universities across 16 countries compete in a number of sports, including Rugby Sevens. Twelve teams took part in the tournament, with Moscow State Pedagogical University emerging the winner.

 

Meanwhile, World Rugby’s Get into Rugby programme expanded to Perm and Enisei-STM won a week-long U16 tournament.

 

Zelenograd hosted the youth Women’s Sevens Championship at the end of August, with Kemerovo region’s Prokopchanka triumphing over teams from across Russia and Kazakhstan. The tournament served as a basis for the selection of the national team, which will take part in the European Rugby Sevens Championship in Belgium later in September.

 

RWC broadcast

Russian broadcaster Perets (Pepper) has announced it will be providing live broadcast of Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. The federal TV channel broadcasts in more than 400 cities across Russia with viewer penetration of over 85%.