Women’s rugby in the USSR and Russia began to develop in 1989, 30 years later than in England and other countries.
In 1989, two women’s teams were established: Victoria (Moscow) coached by V. Semenov and I. Kogan, consisting primarily of athletes and Kommunalshik (Barnaul) coached by V. Kobzev, consisting of field hockey players.
In 2004, Women’s Rugby Committee was formed and headed by Irina Muravyova.
Sports schools, developing women’s rugby, located in Novokuznetsk, Prokopyevsk (Kemerovo region), Rostov-on-Don, Moscow and Moscow region.
Let’s have a look at the most beautiful Russian rugby players.