Sofia 20136th European Universities Rugby 7's Championship

Sofia, Bulgaria: June 13-16, 2013


The 6th European Universities Rugby 7s Championship has concluded on 16th June 2013 with an exciting Closing Ceremony at National Sports Academy Vasil Levski. Over 190 participants from 14 Universities from 7 countries took part in this year’s edition of the event.

Closing ceremony

The competition was organized by the Bulgarian Students Rugby Union, National Sports Academy with contribution of the Municipality of Sofia, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Bulgarian Sport Foundation, the First Investment Bank and Florina-Bulgaria PLC.

Opening ceremony

The Opening Ceremony took place on 14 June 2013 in Sofia, attended by the Vice-Rector of NSA Prof. Daniela Dasheva, the Deputy Mayor of the District Mrs Velina Beleva, the Director of Sofia Municipality’s Directorate of Prevention, Integration, Sports and Tourism Mrs Irena Dimitrova and the Executive Committee Member of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) Mr Fernando Parente. Prof. Nikolay Kolev, Vice-President of the Organizing Committee, together with other officials and guests welcomed the participants and wished good luck and fair play to all athletes.

Officials at the opening ceremony

In his opening speech, EUSA EC Delegate Fernando Parente wished all the teams and participants who came to test their skills and abilities great competitions and all the best. He also thanked the Organizing Committee for all their contributions.

And the first matches began...

In men’s finals, the title of the champions went to Georgian National University who has won a thrilling final match against University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (FRA). In women finals, the title of the champions went to University Paul Sabatier Toulouse (FRA) who has won an exciting final match against University of Coimbra (POR).

Finals women

Medals and awards were presented by Mr Fernando Parente - EUSA representative, prof. Nikolay Kolev - president of the Bulgarian Students Rugby Union, prof. Daniela Dasheva - Vice-Rector of the National Sports Academy Vasil Levski and prof. Lachezar Dimitrov - head of Football and tennis at NSA Vasil Levski.

Flag passing

The EUSA flag was passed on to the organisers of the 7th European Universities Rugby 7’s Championship, which will be held in Godollo, Hungary. Next EUSA event to feature Rugby will be the 2nd European Universities Games in 2014 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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Final placement

Winning men's team

1. Georgian National University, GEO
2. University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour, FRA
3. Moscow Aviation Institute, RUS
4. University of Coimbra, POR
5. Nova University of Lisbon, POR
6. University of Shumen, BUL
7. National Sports Academy “Vasil Levski”, BUL
8. Erasmus University Rotterdam, NED
9. Szent Istvan University, HUN


Winners - women

1. Paul Sabatier University, FRA
2. University of Coimbra, POR
3. National Sports Academy “Vasil Levski”, BUL
4. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NOR
5. Trakia University, BUL