RC Kuban

RC Kuban is a professional Russian rugby union team from Krasnodar. It was created in 1996, thanks to the initiative of businessman and philanthropist Anatoly Kiselev and the master of sports of the USSR Rugby Fedor Musatov. The first section was opened on the basis of a comprehensive school №82. Within a short period the team had become the country's most titled club in rugby sevens and became the basis for the Russian national team.

RC Kuban
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Full nameRC Kuban Krasnodar
Founded1996; 25 years ago (1996)
LocationKrasnodar
Ground(s)Trud Stadium (Capacity: 3000)
Coach(es)Alekseenko Alexander Alexandrovich
League(s)Professional Rugby League
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
kuban-rc.com

HistoryEdit

Rugby was played in Krasnodar since the 1980s. Yet the official date of the appearance of this sport in the region is considered to be 1996. Then Krasnodar team first took part in official competitions nationwide.

With the opening of the rugby department, students are encouraged to have a new game discipline, without hesitation replacing it its previous sections. One of the most prominent representatives were the first set of Krasnodar, Alexander and Oleg Kobzev Voitov, who soon declared themselves in a professional manner, having received an invitation to the most titled club in Russia's modern history - "VVA-Moscow", and later became the main players of the national team.

Successfully performed in all kinds of children's and youth competitions, Krasnodar club "South" as early as 2004 he took part in the first Russian Championship Rugby-7. Then the bronze was won by the All-Russia competition. Two years in a row Krasnodar climbed the third step of the podium of honor Championship, taking third place.

In 2007 year he received an invitation to lead the team coach Alexander Alekseenko, behind which was a successful work at the club "VVA-Moscow", winning the European and world competitions with junior and youth teams of Russia.

Current squadEdit

2017 Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Nazir Gasanov Hooker   Russia
Dimitry Parkhomenko Hooker   Russia
Aleksandr Semeykin Hooker   Russia
Alexander Bezverkhov Prop   Russia
Mamuka Khechikovi Prop   Georgia
Dimitry Kritinin Prop   Russia
Magomed Davudov Prop   Russia
Kirill Alyuk Prop   Russia
Vyacheslav Krasylnyk Lock   Ukraine
Nikolay Serkov Lock   Russia
Veaceslav Titica Lock   Moldova
Yvan Sysoev Flanker   Russia
Tagir Gadzhiev Flanker   Russia
Dimitry Gritsenko Flanker   Russia
Vladimir Aksenov Flanker   Russia
Yvan Korotkov Number 8   Russia
Roman Khodin Number 8   Russia
Player Position Union
Mikhail Kudinov Scrum-half   Russia
Sergey Sugrobov Fly-half   Russia
Konstantin Volkov Fly-half   Russia
Vladimir Ostroushko Centre   Russia
Kirill Gubin Centre   Russia
Evgeny Nepeivoda Centre   Russia
Oleg Kobzev Centre   Russia
Yuri Gostyuzhev Centre   Russia
Roman Roshchin Wing   Russia
Vladislav Lazarenko Wing   Russia
Stanislav Bondarev Wing   Russia
Alexey Kapalin Wing   Russia
Nikita Skachko Wing   Russia
Rodion Skachko Wing   Russia
Eduard Filatov Fullback   Russia
Alexey Golov Fullback   Russia

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