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The day before, the first Cup of the Chief of the Engineering Troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in beach rugby was held. The tournament was held as part of the Army Games of the All-Army Competitions “Engineering Formula” and “Safe Route” on the territory of TVVIKU. The competition was organized by the Russian Rugby Federation together with the Department of Physical Training of the Tyumen Higher Military Engineering Command School. 7 teams took part in the competition, and the geography of the participants included teams from Khabarovsk to Severomorsk.

On the eve of the Cup, training camps were held for the participating teams, at which the coach of the FRR Foundation for the development of rugby in the Armed Forces and security forces I. Gavrilin told and showed in practice the basics of beach rugby. On Friday, Pavel Kalashkin, the head coach of the Russian national beach and snow rugby team and also the chief referee of the competition, joined the training process: “Firstly, the tournament was well prepared, the guys liked it very much. They are very capable, trained and have excellent physical training, But how else, they are the officers of the Russian army! Secondly, the players took into account many comments and suggestions during the training camps, and, in this regard, the games were very pleasant to judge, I saw the return of the guys. Despite the fact that serious passions were in full swing on the field, the relations between the participants of the competition were friendly. The rave reviews from the officers (chiefs) of the Engineering Troops are very pleasant, I hope that other branches of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will also pay close attention to rugby, ”Kalashkin assessed the tournament and its results.

The tournament began with the formation of teams and welcoming words of the honorary guests of the tournament, including the deputy head of the combat training department of the head of the Engineering Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel Alexander Cherny, Deputy Head of the Tyumen Military Airborne Command, Colonel Vladimir Buzin, Head of the Physical Training Department of the Tyumen Military Airborne Command, Colonel Dmitry Yakovlev. Also, the teams were greeted by the organizers of the tournament, the chief referee Pavel Kalashkin and the manager of rugby development in the Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies Sofya Bolotova. The speakers noted that they are glad that the sport of rugby has entered the Engineering Troops of the RF Armed Forces and wished the children a good game and no injuries.
The competition was held with a group stage and playoff games.

In the match for 3rd place, the hosts from TVVIKU turned out to be stronger, being stronger than military engineers from 63 separate naval engineering regiment of the Red Banner Northern Fleet with a score of 6: 2.

In the final match of the tournament, the Khabarovsk 14th separate engineering brigade and the first Murom engineering and sapper brigade met. In both halves, the representatives of the Far East turned out to be stronger by one attempt and deservedly won 4: 2.

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