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Val Rapava-Ruskin

Val Rapava-Ruskin (born 12 October 1992) is an English rugby union player currently playing for Gloucester Rugby in the Aviva Premiership.

Val Rapava Ruskin
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Birth nameVal Rapava Ruskin
Date of birth (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthTbilisi, Georgia
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight124 kg (19 st 7 lb; 273 lb)
UniversityRegent's Business School London
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead Prop
Current team Gloucester Rugby
Youth Career

2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014
Blackheath
Western Province
Saracens
Toulon
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014-2017
2017-
Worcester Warriors
Gloucester Rugby
38
27
(45)
(5)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011 Georgia U19

Early careerEdit

Val Rapava Ruskin has been in many clubs around the world. He left his native Georgia when he was two years old and grew up in England. His first club was Blackheath. In 2011, he moved to South Africa and joined Western Province to play U19 Currie Cup. He captained Georgia U19 the same year. Then, he was back in England and played a few games for Saracens Storm in the A-League. In 2013, he moved to French giants Toulon, playing for their (U23) team

Professional careerEdit

During his season with Toulon, Val Rapava Ruskin had a trial for Worcester Warriors. He made his first professional appearance for the club the 20 September 2014 against Doncaster at just 21 years old. Since his debut, he has scored five tries in the RFU Championship, including two against Rotherham Titans in October 2014. On 10 January 2017, Ruskin left Worcester at Sixways to join local rivals Gloucester Rugby from the 2017-18 season.[1]

In June 2019 he was one of four uncapped players named in England's preliminary World Cup training squad.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 26 December 2014.
Club Season Championship B&I Cup Total
Apps Tries Yel Red Apps Tries Yel Red Apps Tries Yel Red
  Worcester Warriors 2014–15 6 6 0 0 3 1 1 0 9 7 1 0
Career total 6 6 0 0 3 1 1 0 9 7 1 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gloucester to sign Worcester Warriors loosehead prop Val Rapava Ruskin". Premiership Rugby. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Ruaridh McConnochie & Alex Dombrandt in England's World Cup training squad". 20 June 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.

http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/sport/wrfc/11530333.Worcester_Warriors__Georgian_prop_Val_Rapava_Ruskin_eyes_international_chance/
http://www.warriors.co.uk/rugby/players/index.php?player=118285&includeref=dynamic
http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/CurrieCup/Georgian-to-be-WPs-player-23-20110720