The finale of the inter-university students cup on rugby-7 took place on the «Spartak» stadium. The prior to the cup championship is a pilot project not just of Odessa, but of whole Ukraine, while the cup itself is the competition apogee.
Despite the fact that the competition may be called а debut, it was held on quite a high technical level. 8 teams from different Ukrainian universities participated in the final tournament. 2 of them were representatives of the NU «OLA» - «Nautilus» and «Student», which have become the champions of Ukraine last year.
Actually, «Nautilus» has been a team not only on students' and regional tournaments, but even on such competitions as Major league Contest «Rugby-7 – Ukraine», which they have won.
Historically, rugby is considered as an university sport. It was born in 19th century in England and became popular among students from different countries – some of the world's leading universities have their own rugby teams. The final of the Ukraine Cup has shown that rugby is actively developing in our region as well.
«I'd like to note that а significant contribution to the fact that the cup was held, was made by the NU»OLA» students. I'm sure that the guys are nicely prepared and wholesome grown. It became possible because sport is being supported here and Sergey Kivalov personally cares about it» - says the president of the regional federation of rugby Oleg Etnarovich
It's notable, they rugby-7 is included in the Olympics program. And Ukrainian rugby federation is planning to launch a Europe rugby championship for women in Odessa.