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.
By Richard Cowley, Date: 22/03/2013
The Russian's go into the second leg of this yearâ€™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.
Please like, share and retweet the Russian plight to as many people as you can. They need all the support the rugby league community can give them.
By Phil Caplan, Date:18/8/13
Having emerged victorious at the culmination of the 2012-3 Rugby League European Shield - seeing off Italy, Serbia and Germany in the home and away tournament - Russia Rugby League (ARLK) are looking to further the sport in the country.
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.
By Phil Caplan, Date: 12/2/14
Long-serving rugby league official and the founder of the game in Russia, Edgard Taturyan has stepped down from the presidency of the Russian Association of Rugby League Clubs (ARLK), ending an unbroken association with the sport dating back to 1989.
The Russian Association of Rugby League Clubs is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural fan membership campaign.
The fan membership campaign will see fans of the Russian Bears, the national team of Russia, join the campaign towards qualification for the Rugby League World Cup 2017.