On March 28, 2021, the Karabakh rugby team visited the local Gabala rugby team at the Gabala city stadium. The game ended with the victory of Karabakh rugby players with a score of 20:5. Najimaddin Jafarov, Murad Baloglanov, Raul Tagiyev and Novruz Mammadov made productive efforts in the winning team.
After the game, the head coach of the Karabakh team Nizami Mahmudov shared his thoughts on the game: the Gabala team made a very good impression. The children fought hard, we did not expect this resistance. I am sure that they will soon become a very strong team. I wish success to the Gabala team.
Head of the Karabakh Rugby Team Eldar Karimov: It is impossible not to be proud of the children on the field today. Regardless of which club they represent, these guys are the future of Azerbaijani rugby. And the winner today was the Azerbaijani rugby player. I thank the First Vice-President of the Azerbaijan Rugby Federation Elvar Osmanov and the Secretary General of the Federation Aliniyaz Mirzayev for their participation in this meeting and the gift they presented.