I played some rugby for a club in Moscow while a was travelling through russia a couple a years back.
I just saw some guys spinning a rugby ball while walking through the city, after a short talk I was invited to training,
and the same weekend I played as nr.8 in a local derby game, followed by a party at some local sport bar.
All in all it was a great experience, they really took me in and made me feel welcome.
Another example of why I love the rugby culture and community so much.
I even got to keep the Jersey I used for the game 🙂
But there was one guy in particular who helped me out, I think his name was Pahom(not sure of the spelling).
He was studying law if my memory serves me right. If someone have en email where I could reach him I would be
gratefull, I never got to thank him properly for the extra effort he did on my behalf.