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Kirill Golosnitsky

Kirill Golosnitsky (born 30 May 1994) is a Russian rugby union player who generally plays as a wing represents Russia internationally.[1]

Kirill Golosnitsky
Date of birth (1994-05-30) 30 May 1994 (age 25)
Place of birthMoscow
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb; 231 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Current team Krasny Yar
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014-2015 RC Zelenograd ()
2016-present Krasny Yar ()
Correct as of 20 September 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–present Russia 12 (15)
Correct as of 3 October 2019

He was included in the Russian squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup which was held in Japan for the first time and also marks his first World Cup appearance.[2]


He made his international debut for Russia against United States on 25 June 2016.[3] He scored the first try of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in the tournament opener against hosts Japan in the fourth minute of the match which was held on 20 September 2019.[4] The match also marked his first World Cup match appearance and Japan managed to defeat Russia despite conceding an early lead.[5]


  1. ^ "Kirill Golosnitsky". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  2. ^ "Состав сборной России на Кубок мира в Японию" [The composition of the Russian national team for the World Cup in Japan]. Rugby Federation of Russia. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  3. ^ "Russia v United States". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  4. ^ Sep 20, A. P.; ET, 2019 at 8:54a (2019-09-20). "Host Japan beats Russia 30-10 in Rugby World Cup opener". FOX Sports. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  5. ^ "Japan off to flying start after Russians strike first blow - Rugby World Cup 2019 |". Retrieved 2019-09-20.