Russia in pole position for rugby league European Shield
By Phil Caplan, Date: 28/4/13
European Shield leaders Russia have announced a familiar squad as they attempt to consolidate their position at the head of the table. Three wins in 2012 sees them go into the reverse fixtures with a four point advantage.
They travel to Belgrade on 25th May where they can expect an uncompromising reception from the locals. Having edged Serbia by a point in Naro-Fominsk last September, long-serving player-coach Eduard Ososkov knows that his preparation must leave nothing to chance.
Vereya win Russian Rugby League 9s as domestic season commences
By Phil Caplan, Date: 27/4/13
The Russian domestic season got underway in the Moscow Region with men’s, women’s and colleges 9-a-side tournaments. Vereya Bears won the eight-team men’s competition, while southern university side Don State won the women’s and college’s Gagarin Cups.
The Russian national team could head into Rugby League European Shield with no playing kit
By Richard Cowley, Date: 22/03/2013
The Russian's go into the second leg of this year’s European Shield undefeated after putting Serbia, Italy and Germany to the sword last year. There is high hopes in the Russian camp. One more win and they take the series and bring home the European Shield.
With the Rugby League European Shield fast approaching the Russian's could be running out against Serbia on the 25th of May in nothing more than thermal underwear if a kit sponsor isn't found soon.
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Russian Rugby League granted full membership status
By Richard Cowley, Date: 1/3/13
After 12 months of hard work the Russian Rugby League have been granted full membership status by the Rugby League European Federation.
Renewed optimism within Russian Rugby League
By Phil Caplan, Date: 27/12/12
As rugby league stands on the threshold of a big World Cup year, members of the Russian RL leadership have expressed a single unity of purpose and cautious optimism.
Russian Rugby League makes new friends in Hawaii
By Keith Whitelock, Date: 21/11/12
I'm not going to lie, the main reason I flew 10 hours to the beautiful islands of Hawaii was for a much needed holiday, but that didn't stop me from learning a bit from Sean the man behind the burgeoning success of our great game in Hawaii.
Russian Rugby League Federation form new Partnership
By Richard Cowley, Date: 12/10/12
In what is a big win for rugby league in Russia, JM Sports in association with International Sports Funding have formed a partnership with the Russian Rugby League Federation.
Russia look at new ways to grow rugby league
By Richard Cowley, 3/10/12
With limited funding the Russian Rugby League Association are looking at unique ways to grow the game of rugby league in Russia. The RRLA are isolated in many ways. The have been fighting to have rugby league re-registered with the Russian Ministry of sport. Support form the outside world is also limited due to the nature of international rugby league.
President of Russian Association of Rugby League interviewed on Russian TV
President of the Russian Association of Rugby League is interviewed by Russian Weekly News program NARA TV. Taturyan's speaks about some of the challenges Rugby League faces in Russia.