Vasily Grigorievich Artemyev (Russian: Василий Григорьевич Артемьев) (born 24 July 1987) is a Russian rugby union footballer. He plays as Wing or Full Back.

Vasily Artemyev
Date of birth (1987-07-24) 24 July 1987 (age 32)
Place of birthMoscow
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight87 kg (13 st 10 lb; 192 lb) [1]
SchoolBlackrock College
UniversityUniversity College Dublin
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 Irish Universities ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Northampton Saints
Krasny Yar


Correct as of 24 May 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Ireland u19s


Correct as of 7 September 2019


Artemyev's representative honours include Leinster Schools, U19s and U20s, Irish Schools & Irish U19s. Vasily came to Blackrock College school from Russia and won schools Junior Cup and Senior Cup medals there. He played for the successful Irish Universities side in 2007.

Vasily played for a number of years in University College Dublin for their rugby team whilst studying law under the stewardship of John McClean and Bobby Byrne. Vasily won the league and Metro Cup with UCD, and was also part of the Intervarsity Team which won the Conroy Cup in 2006 and 2007.

Returning to his native Moscow (Zelenograd) in 2008, he joined professional club VVA and began representing Russia.

Vasily signed for Aviva Premiership side Northampton Saints for the 2011-2012 season, joining them after the conclusion of the 2011 World Cup. On his début for the club he scored a hat-trick in the LV= Cup victory over Saracens,[2] before scoring two tries in his Premiership debut against Newcastle Falcons.[3]

He has 83 caps for Russia, since 2009, with 30 tries scored, 150 points on aggregate. He played four games at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, scoring a try against Ireland in a pool game.[4]


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby — Northampton Saints". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 2 February 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Wood glad to 'vent frustration'". BBC News. 17 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Northampton 44-15 Newcastle". BBC Sport. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Ireland 62-12 Russia". BBC Sport. 25 September 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011.

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