Friday, May 7, 2021

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.

Russian playing kit - last resort

The Russian national team could head into Rugby League European Shield with no playing...

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.

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.

Russian Rugby League

Russian Rugby League look to build on European Shield success

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 Russian Association of Rugby League interviewed on Russian TV

Date: 18/9/12

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.

Russia Rugby League

Stalwart Russian Rugby League administrator stands down

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. 

Russian rugby league launches fan membership campaign

Date: 1/9/14

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.

Serbian Rugby League

Signs of a return to rugby league activity in Europe

A round up of potential return to play activity across the RLEF regions following widespread lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, shows a varied picture. Positive signs have come from Czechia where Lukáš Hergott,...
Russia Rugby League

Rugby league returns to Russia thanks to help from All Golds

English Southern Conference side, Gloucestershire-based All Golds, has helped ensure the re-start of the Russian rugby league season. In the first match to be played since lockdown, in snowy Moscow, two selection sides from the capital, "Sparta"...
Ukraine Rugby League 2020

Rugby league makes a comeback in Eastern Europe

There has been a gradual return to rugby league action across eastern Europe following the interruptions of coronavirus. Serbia has been in the vanguard at senior and junior level, with leading club Red Star...
Russia Rugby League

New start for rugby league in Russia

A new board of directors has been appointed by the governing body for rugby league in Russia, the ARLC,  together with exciting plans for the future - after assistance from the Rugby League European Federation.