Russian cosmonauts at the International Space Station this week played the first ever weightless match to promote Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Russia.
All three cosmonauts play rugby and will return to terra firma in time for the showcase event featuring 24 men's and 16 women's teams from 28 nations at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, on June 28-30.
The pools for the tournament were drawn in Moscow on February 28, and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky sent the below message from space during the draw.
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