Vasily Artemyev

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Vasily Artemyev
Date of birth (1987-07-24) 24 July 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Moscow
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 87 kg (13 st 10 lb; 192 lb) [1]
School Blackrock College
University University College Dublin
Rugby union career
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 Irish Universities ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Northampton Saints
Krasny Yar Krasnoyarsk


Correct as of 24 May 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009- Russia 76 (135)
Correct as of 10 June 2018

Vasily Artemyev (Russian: Василий Артемьев) (born 24 July 1987) is a Russian rugby union footballer. He plays as a wing.


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-Podmoskovye and began representing Russian Federation. To date he has collected 17 international caps and scored five tries.

He scored a try against Ireland in a pool game at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[2]

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,[3] before scoring two tries in his Premiership debut against Newcastle Falcons.[4]

External links[edit]


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