Krasny Yar Krasnoyarsk
|Full name||Krasny Yar Krasnoyarsk|
|Ground(s)||Krasny Yar Stadium, Krasnoyarsk (Capacity: 3,200)|
|League(s)||Professional Rugby League|
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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.
- USSR Championship: 1990, 1991
- Russian Championship: 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001
- Russian Cup: 1995, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2006, 2011, 2013
|Pos.||Nat.||Name||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Former club|
|HK||Sergey Bazhenov||11 April 1985||5||Enisei-STM|
|HK||Anton Drozdov||8 October 1996||Bulava Taganrog|
|HK||Valery Tsnobiladze||3 November 1980||32||Enisei-STM|
|PR||Mikheil Tsiklauri||19 November 1989||RC Rustavi Kharebi|
|PR||Azamat Bitiev||9 December 1989||4||homegrown player|
|PR||Sione Fukofuka||13 April 1984||2||Tautahi Gold|
|PR||Kirill Gotovtsev||17 July 1987||1||homegrown player|
|PR||Yury Romashov||1998||homegrown player|
|PR||Grigory Tsnobiladze||1 February 1983||22||RC Novokuznetsk|
|LK||Victor Arhip||24 February 1990||22||Enisei-STM|
|LK||Akameta Fe'ao||4 August 1986||2||Tautahi Gold|
|LK||Bogdan Fedotko||22 September 1994||homegrown player|
|LK||Alexander Khudyakov||29 September 1989||11||homegrown player|
|LK||Yegor Zykov||11 January 1993||RC Novokuznetsk|
|FL||Maxim Egorov||8 December 1996||homegrown player|
|FL||Andrey Garbuzov||7 August 1983||75||homegrown player|
|FL||Evgeny Golshteyn||29 July 1989||RC Novokuznetsk|
|FL||Viktor Gresev||31 March 1986||79||Wasps RFC|
|FL||Andrey Kondakov||16 April 1987||RC Novokuznetsk|
|FL||Yvan Sysoev||30 June 1988||RC Novokuznetsk|
|N8||Alexander Ilyin||7 November 1997||homegrown player|
|N8||Oleg Prepelita||19 July 1983||24||Spartak GM Moscow|
|SH||Vasily Dorofeev||6 August 1990||5||SibFU|
|SH||Rushan Yagudin||29 March 1987||13||Imperia Penza|
|FH||Lasha Malaghuradze||2 January 1986||67||Béziers|
|FH||Anton Ryabov||4 April 1989||17||RC Novokuznetsk|
|FH||Dmitry Sukhin||15 January 1995||RC Novokuznetsk|
|CE||Vasily Artemyev||24 July 1987||62||Northampton Saints|
|CE||Evgeny Kolomiytsev||16 May 1990||2||Enisei-STM|
|CE||Sergey Polezhaev||30 June 1992||RC Novokuznetsk|
|CE||Vladimir Rudenko||1 September 1987||17||SibFU|
|WG||Vladimir Chaban||3 November 1994||homegrown player|
|WG||Igor Galinovskiy||8 November 1985||44||homegrown player|
|WG||Igor Golosnitsky||30 May 1994||RC Zelenograd|
|WG||Andrey Otrokov||28 October 1985||21||homegrown player|
|WG||Ivan Ovchinnikov||5 July 1996||homegrown player|
|FB||Andrey Keller||21 April 1983||homegrown player|
|FB||Eddie Paea||8 February 1988||2||Northland|
- "Siberian Bears in Rugby - Cooperation with New Zealand". Prior Group. Retrieved 2011-04-02.