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Moscow to host Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013

Sep 18, 2011 2:30:43 PM - www.ft.lk

Moscow, Russia, has been chosen as the city to host the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013. The Rugby Union of Russia, the city of Moscow and the Russian Government will work together to host the event that will showcase the best of Russia and the very best of Rugby Sevens.

The tournament will see the finest men’s and women’s teams battle for a prize that will set the scene ahead of Rugby Sevens’ Olympic Games debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
“The secret is out! There is a revolution taking place in Russian Rugby. Russians are taking to Rugby like our bears to honey. Rugby is a sport that suits the Russian character,” said Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Alexander Zhukov.
“The IRB has led the way in displaying great trust in our vast potential. It has recognised our progress and awarded us Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013. The event will open the next chapter in our great country becoming a Rugby superpower.”
“We are committed to delivering an exceptional event. We understand that Rugby Sevens is much more than what happens on the pitch. It is the fans from around the world coming together in a celebration of sport,” Zhukov added.

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