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 RLEF has concluded a week-long technical seminar in Moscow which has resulted in the qualification of six level 1 coaches, five level 1 match officials and, significantly, three level 1 coach educators and the provisional qualification of one level 1 match official educator; providing the Russian Association of Rugby League Clubs (ARLK) with a degree of self-sufficiency.
By Phil Caplan, Date:8/8/13
Russia have been awarded the 2012-3 Rugby League European Shield after their final game at home to Germany this weekend was called off, after a number of the opposition players failed to apply for their visas in time.
The Bears, who were overwhelming favourites to beat the bottom of the table Germans â€“ who are now relegated to the European Bowl â€“ needed a point to claim the crown.
The rugby league clubs of Partizan Belgrade and CSKA Moscow have announed a a joint initiative that will see Partizan tour Moscow from the 23-26th March, to initiate a twinning arrangement.
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.
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.
A 32-10 win over defending champions Vereya at the new CSKA stadium, has seen Moscow side Lokomotiv crowned champions in front of over 1,000 fans in the Russian Rugby League Grand Final.
It was the fifth meeting of the sides this season, with the honours even but Lokomotiv were too strong in a match organised by RTC (Russian transport complex) who took over the financing, organization and promotion to make it compliant with the RF Ministry of Sport regulations.
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.
The Russian and Ukrainian rugby league’s will demonstrate their close ties when Ukraine travels to the Moscow Region for the host’s opening game of the 2014-15 European Championship B.