Kuban Krasnodar sign hooker Nazir Gasanov

Kuban Krasnodor today announced his first big signing for next season with the arrival of Russian international hooker Nazir Gasanov.

Few days after losing Andrei Mahu to Krasny Yar, Kuban strengthen its forward pack with the signing of Nazir Gazanov from Enisei-STM. The 10-time international player will be a huge addition for the first row of Kuban which were without a top hooker. Kuban struggled all last season in line-out and wasn’t able to regularly benefit from big props Magomed Davudov and Mamuka Hechikov at scrum.

Gasanov, 31 was a regular starter for Enisei-STM in 2016. He recently played two matches in the European Challenge Cup starting against Worcester on January 21. He started 7 of his 10 caps with Russia, last one against Canada in June.

Nazir Gasanov should not be the last signing of Kuban Krasnodar this winter. Club president Fedor Musatov expressed his intentions to build a better team this season. Kuban finished 2016 RRPL at the 4th place.

Credits : kuban-rc.com