Krasny Yar Krasnoyarsk

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Krasny Yar
Kransy logo.jpg
Full name Krasny Yar Krasnoyarsk
Founded 1969
Location Krasnoyarsk
Ground(s) Krasny Yar Stadium, Krasnoyarsk (Capacity: 3,200)
Coach(es) Igor Nikolaychuk
League(s) Professional Rugby League
Team kit
Official website
yar-rugby.ru

Krasny Yar Krasnoyarsk is a Russian rugby club founded in 1969 in the city of Krasnoyarsk, the unofficial capital of Russian rugby. They compete in the Professional Rugby League, the premier league in the country. They have an operating budget of 2.5m Euros, making them one of the biggest clubs in the competition. Their main rival is fellow Krasnoyarsk based, Yenisey-STM Krasnoyarsk.

Krasny-Yar play in white and green, and recently moved into their own purpose built stadium. The stadium holds 3,200 spectators and is the first rugby-specific stadium east of the Urals. The stadium was recently sold out for a game against VVA-Monino (2 August 2010), emphasising the growing popularity of the sport in Russia.

History[edit]

Krasny Yar was founded in 1969 in the city of Krasnoyarsk. A traditional powerhouse of the game in Russia, Krasny Yar is currently tied with VVA Monino as the most successful team in the country with eight championships in the Super League-Professional Rugby League era. The club has also won two Soviet Championships.

Although Krasny Yar remain a powerhouse, they have been unsuccessful in the Professional Rugby League era. The club has not been champions since the Super League era, with their most recent championship being in 2001. The club's financial resources have also been overtaken by their local rivals, Yenisey-STM.

However, in an attempt to once again climb back to the top, Krasny Yar have recently (2010) entered into an agreement with the Canterbury Rugby Union and the Canterbury Crusaders to use their facilities for a three-week period during March and April every year. The club will use this base to play warm-up games against local New Zealand sides, receive high quality training and recruit players from New Zealand's endless production line.

The arrangement has already born fruit, with several New Zealand players signing on to play for Krasny Yar for the 2010 and 2011 Seasons, whilst the club has also recruited a New Zealand traniner currently working with the Canterbury Rugby Union.[1]

Championships[edit]

  • USSR Championship: 1990, 1991
  • Russian Championship: 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001
  • Russian Cup: 1995, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2006, 2011, 2013

Current squad[edit]

2016

Krasny Yar
Pos. Nat. Name Date of birth (age) Caps Former club
HK Russia Sergey Bazhenov (1985-04-11) 11 April 1985 (age 31) 5 Russia Enisei-STM
HK Russia Anton Drozdov (1996-10-08) 8 October 1996 (age 19) Russia Bulava Taganrog
HK Russia Valery Tsnobiladze (1980-11-03) 3 November 1980 (age 35) 32 Russia Enisei-STM
PR Georgia (country) Mikheil Tsiklauri (1989-11-19) 19 November 1989 (age 26) Georgia (country) RC Rustavi Kharebi
PR Russia Azamat Bitiev (1989-12-09) 9 December 1989 (age 26) 4 homegrown player
PR Tonga Sione Fukofuka (1984-04-13) 13 April 1984 (age 32) 2 Tonga Tautahi Gold
PR Russia Kirill Gotovtsev (1987-07-17) 17 July 1987 (age 29) 1 homegrown player
PR Russia Yury Romashov 1998 homegrown player
PR Russia Grigory Tsnobiladze (1983-02-01) 1 February 1983 (age 33) 22 Russia RC Novokuznetsk
LK Moldova Victor Arhip (1990-02-24) 24 February 1990 (age 26) 22 Russia Enisei-STM
LK Tonga Akameta Fe'ao (1986-08-04) 4 August 1986 (age 30) 2 Tonga Tautahi Gold
LK Russia Bogdan Fedotko (1994-09-22) 22 September 1994 (age 21) homegrown player
LK Russia Alexander Khudyakov (1989-09-29) 29 September 1989 (age 26) 11 homegrown player
LK Russia Yegor Zykov (1993-01-11) 11 January 1993 (age 23) Russia RC Novokuznetsk
FL Russia Maxim Egorov (1996-12-08) 8 December 1996 (age 19) homegrown player
FL Russia Andrey Garbuzov (1983-08-07) 7 August 1983 (age 33) 75 homegrown player
FL Russia Evgeny Golshteyn (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 27) Russia RC Novokuznetsk
FL Russia Viktor Gresev (1986-03-31) 31 March 1986 (age 30) 79 England Wasps RFC
FL Russia Andrey Kondakov (1987-04-16) 16 April 1987 (age 29) Russia RC Novokuznetsk
FL Russia Yvan Sysoev (1988-06-30) 30 June 1988 (age 28) Russia RC Novokuznetsk
N8 Russia Alexander Ilyin (1997-11-07) 7 November 1997 (age 18) homegrown player
N8 Moldova Oleg Prepelita (1983-07-19) 19 July 1983 (age 33) 24 Russia Spartak GM Moscow
SH Russia Vasily Dorofeev (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 26) 5 Russia SibFU
SH Russia Rushan Yagudin (1987-03-29) 29 March 1987 (age 29) 13 Russia Imperia Penza
FH Georgia (country) Lasha Malaghuradze (1986-01-02) 2 January 1986 (age 30) 67 France Béziers
FH Russia Anton Ryabov (1989-04-04) 4 April 1989 (age 27) 17 Russia RC Novokuznetsk
FH Russia Dmitry Sukhin (1995-01-15) 15 January 1995 (age 21) Russia RC Novokuznetsk
CE Russia Vasily Artemyev (1987-07-24) 24 July 1987 (age 29) 62 England Northampton Saints
CE Russia Evgeny Kolomiytsev (1990-05-16) 16 May 1990 (age 26) 2 Russia Enisei-STM
CE Russia Sergey Polezhaev (1992-06-30) 30 June 1992 (age 24) Russia RC Novokuznetsk
CE Russia Vladimir Rudenko (1987-09-01) 1 September 1987 (age 28) 17 Russia SibFU
WG Russia Vladimir Chaban (1994-11-03) 3 November 1994 (age 21) homegrown player
WG Russia Igor Galinovskiy (1985-11-08) 8 November 1985 (age 30) 44 homegrown player
WG Russia Igor Golosnitsky (1994-05-30) 30 May 1994 (age 22) Russia RC Zelenograd
WG Russia Andrey Otrokov (1985-10-28) 28 October 1985 (age 30) 21 homegrown player
WG Russia Ivan Ovchinnikov (1996-07-05) 5 July 1996 (age 20) homegrown player
FB Russia Andrey Keller (1983-04-21) 21 April 1983 (age 33) homegrown player
FB Tonga Eddie Paea (1988-02-08) 8 February 1988 (age 28) 2 New Zealand Northland

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Siberian Bears in Rugby - Cooperation with New Zealand". Prior Group. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 

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