27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Most difficult matches await Russian rugby players in playoffs – Simplikevich

Denis Simplikevich, member of the Russian national team: The most difficult matches at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan await the Russian rugby players in the playoffs."

On the first day of the rugby 7 tournament in Kazan, the Russian players defeated both Canada and Ukraine with the same result – 45:0. The Russian national team will play their last match at the group stage on Monday, which will be against the Polish team.

"It seems to me that the games have been working out quite well for us so far," said Denis Simplikevich. "Possibly, it is because the level of the competitors is not right yet. I expect that the matches in the quarterfinals will be intense. But first we need to beat the Polish national team tomorrow. Apart from us, there are at least three other good teams. I think it will be the four of us fighting for gold." The rugby player confessed that his dream is to win the Universiade gold medal. "Of course, I want to win! It is the same as the Olympic Games but for students, " said Simplikevich.

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