27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Babaev: Russian rugby players felt physical tension in the Universiade final

The player of the Russian team Ilya Babaev said to journalist that it was physically difficult for Russian rugby players in the final match at the Universiade.


Universiade. 12th day. Rugby 7. Finals © RIA Novosti/Vladimir Astapkovich

The Russians defeated the French team in the final of the rugby 7 tournament (29:19) at the Universiade in Kazan, and won gold medals.

"Especially difficult was that this was already the final and we played two rounds of 10 minutes instead of usual seven. It was physically hard to play. It's a game, and there are always mistakes, but basically everything worked. This is the final, and I can't say that it's easy to prepare for it," Babaev said to agency R-Sport after the match.


R-Sport, July 17