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Rugby Federation of Russia (FRR) is considering naturalization of 45 athletes. About TASS reported the Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council of the organization of Kirill Yashenkov.
According to him, no one refuses the education of its own young players, but “it is necessary to adopt and experience the world”. Yashenkov noted that work has decided to conduct in three directions.
In the first group are the players who have Russian roots, but playing in foreign Championships. The second foreign Rugby players playing in Russia. In the third group are athletes from foreign Championships, not having Russian roots. According to Yashenkova, with many players already held preliminary talks about participating in the next gathering of the Russian national team, which will be held in the fall.
Head coach of Russia Rugby — Welsh specialist Lyn Jones. In its history, the team participated twice in the world Championships in 2011 and 2019. Both times, the Russians could not overcome the group stage.
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