Russia national rugby sevens team

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Union Rugby Union of Russia
Nickname(s) Bears
Coach(es) Andrey Sorokin
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 3 (First in 2001)
Best result 9th (2001)
International medals
Men's rugby sevens
Representing  Russia
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2007
Gold medal – first place 2009
Gold medal – first place 2016
Gold medal – first place 2017
Silver medal – second place 2005
Silver medal – second place 2006
Bronze medal – third place 2010
Bronze medal – third place 2013
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kazan

The Russia national rugby sevens team competes in the World Rugby Sevens Series and the Rugby World Cup Sevens.

Rugby World Cup Sevens[edit]

Russia has competed at the 2001, 2005 and 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens. The team won the Plate final in 2001 to end 9th, with wins over Kenya, Spain and Georgia. In 2005 they resulted 11th, collecting wins over Kenya, Uruguay and Japan. As hosts of the 2013 World Cup, Russia claimed the Bowl final to take 17th place, after beating Spain, Uruguay and Japan.

Sevens World Series[edit]

The first appearance of Russia at the Sevens World Series was at the 2011 Hong Kong Sevens. The team lost to Wales, tied versus Fiji and defeated West Indies to reach Plate quarterfinals, where they lost to France to take 13th place.

At the 2006 London Sevens, Russia defeated Canada, Tunisia and Australia to reach the Bowl final, where they lost to Portugal to finish 10th. The team resulted ninth at the 2007 Hong Kong Sevens, after defeating Italy, Korea, Kenya and France.

At the 2009 South Africa Sevens, Russia tied Australia and defeated Zimbabwe and the United States to reach the Cup final, where they were defeated by Wales to result 10th. At the 2010 South Africa Sevens, they defeated Kenya, Zimbabwe and France to reach the Cup final, where they lost to Scotland to end tenth.

At the 2011 Hong Kong Sevens, Russia defeated Kenya and Malaysia to advance to Cup quarterfinals. After losing to England and Australia, the team resulted seventh. At the 2012 Scotland Sevens they won the Cup final to result ninth, after beating United States, France and Spain.

Russia played the 2013 Sevens World Series qualifier at Hong Kong. They defeated Cook Islands, Mexico and Zimbabwe to win they group. Later they defeated Uruguay but lost to Zimbabwe in the semifinals. In the 2014 qualifier, they defeated Chile and Barbados and lost to Zimbabwe in the group phase. Next they defeated Uruguay to reach semifinal, where they were beaten by Japan.

Core status 2015[edit]

Russia returned to the Sevens World Series qualifier at the 2015 Hong Kong Sevens, where they defeated South Korea and Tunisia and lost to Papua New Guinea in the group phase. Later they defeated Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea and Zimbabwe to win the tournament and claim core status for the 2015-16 Sevens World Series. In the 2015-16 Series, Russia finished second last and managed to maintain core status, ahead of last-placed Portugal who were relegated.

Current squad[edit]

Squad current through 8 July 2017[1]

Tournament history[edit]

World Cup Sevens record[edit]

Rugby World Cup Sevens Record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Scotland 1993 Did Not Qualify
Hong Kong 1997
Argentina 2001 Plate Winner 9th 8 5 3 0
Hong Kong 2005 Plate Semifinalist 11th 7 3 4 0
United Arab Emirates 2009 Did Not Qualify
Russia 2013 Bowl Winner 17th 6 3 2 1
United States 2018 Qualified
Total 0 Titles 3/6 21 11 9 1

Summer Olympics record[edit]

Olympic Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Brazil 2016 Not Qualified
Total 0 Titles 0/0 0 0 0 0

European Sevens results[edit]

European Men's Sevens
Year Position Pld W L D
Spain 2004[2] 7th 6 3 3 0
Russia 2005[3] 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 6 1 0
Russia 2006[4] 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 5 2 0
Russia 2007[5] 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 1 3 1
Germany 2008[6] 9th 5 1 3 1
Germany 2009[7] 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 5 1 0
Russia 2010[8] 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 6 1 0
2011 4th 26 18 8 2
2012 6th 20 14 5 1
2013 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 12 10 2 0
2014 4th 24 13 11 0
2015 4th 24 15 8 1
2016 1st, gold medalist(s) 18 11 5 2
2017 1st, gold medalist(s) 24 20 4 0
Total 15/17 172 128 57 8

See also[edit]