On June 18, 2020 the “Liga Stavok – Russian Rugby Championship” season will start in Russia. The opening game RC “Lokomotiv” (Penza) – RC, and “VVA-Moscow Region” (Monino) will start in Penza city (Russia) at 15:00 (Moscow time). Moreover, the Russian Rugby Championship will be the first professional sports league to start in Russia after the COVID-19 crisis.
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The games will be held with special regulations approved by the Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Health of Russia. Of course, there will be numerous restrictions associated with the prevention of coronavirus infection, such as reduced contact between athletes, fans, and staff, as well as mandatory testing on the eve of each game.
At the initial stage of the Russian Rugby Championship, government authorities gave permission to conduct matches with an occupancy rate of 10 percent of the capacity of the stadium.
Live Coverage of the Russian Rugby Championship
The games of “Liga Stavok – Russian Rugby Championship” gained a great amount of attention from television companies, as live broadcasts will take place on federal and cable channels.
Rugby Union of Russia plans to broadcast live matches on the official YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEucuT1PNZPswHC5qdexr4Q
You can also see the matches on the TV channel “Match Planeta”, which will be available in the Republic of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyz Republic.
Schedule of games
The schedule of games and broadcasts of the first round of “Liga Stavok – Russian Rugby Championship” is as follows:
June 18: Lokomotiv (Penza) – VVA-Moscow Region (Monino), beginning at 15.00 Moscow time;
June 19: Strela (Kazan) – CSKA (Moscow), beginning at 15.30 Moscow time;
- “Krasny Yar” (Krasnoyarsk) – “Slava” (Moscow), beginning at 09.00 Moscow time;
- “Bogatyrs” (Krasnodar) – “Yenisei-STM” (Krasnoyarsk), beginning at 17.00 Moscow time;
- “Bulava” (Rostov Region) – “Metallurg” (Novokuznetsk), beginning at 19.30 Moscow time.