Russia women's national rugby sevens team

The Russian women's national rugby sevens team (Russian: Женская сборная России по регби-7) is one of the strongest women's rugby teams in Europe. Since 2013, it is dominating the European Women's Sevens Championship, winning the trophy five times. Internationally, Russia's best performance was in 2013, finishing in the quarterfinals.

Russia
UnionRugby Union of Russia
Coach(es)Andrey Kuzin
Captain(s)Alyona Mikhaltsova
Most capsBaizat Khamidova (163)
Top scorerBaizat Khamidova (500)
Team kit
Change kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances2 (First in 2009)
Best result7th place, 2013
International medals
Women's rugby sevens
Representing  Russia
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2013 Brive-la-Gaillarde/Marbella
Gold medal – first place 2014 Moscow/Brive-la-Gaillarde
Silver medal – second place 2015 Kazan/Mallemort
Gold medal – first place 2016 Kazan/Mallemort
Gold medal – first place 2017 Kazan/Mallemort
Gold medal – first place 2018 Kazan/Marcoussis
Gold medal – first place 2019 Marcoussis/Kharkiv
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Limoges
Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kazan

The team resulted runner-up at the 2015 Canada Women's Sevens, after defeating Australia in quarter-finals and France in semifinals.

Russia qualified to the 2016 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament, but did not qualify for the Games as Team Russia was surprisingly defeated by Spain.

Tournament historyEdit

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Russia

World Cup Sevens recordEdit

Rugby World Cup Sevens
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  2009 Knockout Stage 11th 5 2 3 0
  2013 Quarterfinals 7th 5 2 2 1
  2018 Quarterfinals 8th 4 2 2 0
Total 0 Titles 3/3 14 6 7 1

World Sevens Series recordEdit

World Sevens Series
Year Position Pld W L D
2012–13 5th 18 12 5 1
2013–14 5th 30 15 13 2
2014–15 7th 35 12 23 0
2015–16 7th 28 13 15 0
2016–17 5th 30 16 14 0
2017–18 6th 28 12 16 0
2018–19 7th 36 13 21 2
Total 0 Title 205 93 107 5

Summer Olympics recordEdit

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

European Women's Sevens resultsEdit

European Women's Sevens
Year Position Pld W L D
  2005 1st[1] 7 7 0 0
  2006 9th 6 4 2 0
  2007 9th 5 1 3 1
  2008   6 5 1 0
  2009 7th 6 3 3 0
  2010 6th 6 2 3 1
  2011 4th 7 5 2 0
2012 4th 13 10 3 0
2013   14 12 2 0
2014   11 9 2 0
2015   14 13 1 0
2016   14 11 3 0
2017   13 13 0 0
2018   13 12 1 0
2019   12 11 1 0
Total 15/17 147 118 27 2

Current squadEdit

 
2017 Rugby Europe Women's Sevens champions

Current through the 8 July 2017.[2]

  • Alyona Mikhaltsova
  • Anna Baranchuk
  • Anna Gavrilyuk
  • Anna Minislamova
  • Arina Bystrova
  • Bayzat Khamidova
  • Darya Bobkova
  • Darya Lushina
  • Darya Noritsina
  • Ekaterina Bankerova
  • Ekaterina Kazakova
  • Elena Zdrokova
  • Kristina Seredina
  • Lyudmila Artamonova
  • Marina Kukina
  • Marina Petrova
  • Maria Perestyak
  • Maria Shemchuk
  • Nadezhda Kudinova
  • Nikolina Ryashina
  • Yulia Guzeva
  • Yulia Ledovskaya

Team managementEdit

  • Head Coach – Andrey Kuzin
  • Physician – Vitaly Salenko
  • Masseur – Dmitry Ikonnikov
  • Video analyzer – Ilya Tiron

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