Krasny Yar Krasnoyarsk

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Krasny Yar
Full name Krasny Yar Krasnoyarsk
Founded 1969
Location Krasnoyarsk
Ground(s) Krasny Yar Stadium, Krasnoyarsk (Capacity: 3,200)
Coach(es) Alexander Pervukhin
League(s) Professional Rugby League
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

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.


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]


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

2013 Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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
Sergey Bazhenov Hooker Russia Russia
Nazir Gasanov Hooker Russia Russia
Maxim Tymoschuk Hooker Russia Russia
Maxim Cobilas Prop Moldova Moldova
Campbell Johnstone Prop New Zealand New Zealand
Ivan Prischepenko Prop Russia Russia
Grigory Tsnobiladze Prop Russia Russia
Maxim Kiselev Lock Russia Russia
Aleksandr Khudyakov Lock Russia Russia
Andrey Khvorostyanov Lock Russia Russia
Sergey Maslov Lock Russia Russia
Karolis Navickas Lock Lithuania Lithuania
Veaceslav Titica Lock Moldova Moldova
Tom Fleming Flanker New Zealand New Zealand
Andrey Garbuzov Flanker Russia Russia
Evgeny Golshteyn Flanker Russia Russia
Andrey Kondakov Flanker Russia Russia
Ivan Sysoev Flanker Russia Russia
Viktor Gresev Number 8 Russia Russia
Oleg Prepelita Number 8 Moldova Moldova
Player Position Union
Vasily Dorofeev Scrum-half Russia Russia
Toby Morland Scrum-half New Zealand New Zealand
John Dodd Fly-half New Zealand New Zealand
Anton Ryabov Fly-half Russia Russia
Craig Clare Centre New Zealand New Zealand
Igor Galinovsky Centre Russia Russia
Evgeny Kolomytsev Centre Russia Russia
Alex Makovetsky Centre Russia Russia
Vladimir Rudenko Centre Russia Russia
Andrey Cheremnykh Wing Russia Russia
Bogdan Fedtoko Wing Russia Russia
Alexander Gvozdovsky Wing Russia Russia
Andrey Keller Wing Russia Russia
Andrey Otrokov Wing Russia Russia
Ruslan Yagudin Wing Russia Russia
Glen Horton Fullback New Zealand New Zealand
Vladimir Berezhnoy Fullback Russia Russia

International honours[edit]

Notable players[edit]

2013 Signings[edit]

2012 Signings[edit]

2011 Signings[edit]


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

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