Russia national rugby sevens team

Last updated
Union Rugby Union of Russia
Coach(es) Alexander Yanyushkin
World Cup Sevens
Appearances3 (First in 2001 )
Best result9th (2001)
International medals
Men's rugby sevens
Representing Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
European Championship
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2007
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2016
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2017
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2005
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2006
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2010
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2013
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2018
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2021
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 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

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 finished 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

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

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

Squad current through 8 July 2017 [1]

Tournament history

World Cup Sevens record

Rugby World Cup Sevens Record
Flag of Scotland.svg 1993 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1997
Flag of Argentina.svg 2001 Plate Winner9th8530
Flag of Hong Kong.svg 2005 Plate Semifinalist11th7340
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2009 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Russia.svg 2013 Bowl Winner17th6321
Flag of the United States.svg 2018 14th5230
Total0 Titles3/6211191

Summer Olympics record

Olympic Games
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Not Qualified
Flag of Japan.svg 2020 Not Qualified
Total0 Titles0/00000

Summer Universiade record

Summer Universiade
Flag of Russia.svg 2013 Gold medal icon.svg6600
Flag of Italy.svg 2019 4th place5203
Total1 Title11803

European Sevens results

European Men's Sevens
Flag of Spain.svg 2004 [2] 7th6330
Flag of Russia.svg 2005 [3] Silver medal icon.svg7610
Flag of Russia.svg 2006 [4] Silver medal icon.svg7520
Flag of Russia.svg 2007 [5] Gold medal icon.svg5131
Flag of Germany.svg 2008 [6] 9th5131
Flag of Germany.svg 2009 [7] Gold medal icon.svg6510
Flag of Russia.svg 2010 [8] Bronze medal icon.svg7610
2011 4th261882
2012 6th201451
2013 Bronze medal icon.svg121020
2014 4th2413110
2015 4th241581
2016 Gold medal icon.svg181152
2017 Gold medal icon.svg242040
2018 Bronze medal icon.svg241860
2019 10th10550
2021 Bronze medal icon.svg11650

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