By Phil Caplan, Date: 27/4/13
The Russian domestic season got underway in the Moscow Region with menâ€™s, womenâ€™s and colleges 9-a-side tournaments. Vereya Bears won the eight-team menâ€™s competition, while southern university side Don State won the womenâ€™s and collegeâ€™s Gagarin Cups.
Fresh from their victory over Ukraine in Belgrade, which saw them make the 2016 European Qualifiers for the 2107 World Cup, Russia won a Euro 9s tournament in the city.
Six nations participated divided in the two groups, with winners of each playing in the final for the trophy. Serbia won Group A beating Hungary 36-0 and Czech Republic 14-8, the Czechs taking second place after defeating the Hungarians 24-4.
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.
By Phil Caplan, Date: 13/11/13
Vereya, Russia’s most successful rugby league club, has again been crowned champions after a comprehensive aggregate win over Moscow Storm. It is the Bears’ fourth successive title and came after they beat Storm 52-12 in the first leg and wrapped up the title with another emphatic win, 52-10, in Naro-Fominsk.
CSKA Moscow have been crowned Russian rugby league champions following their 28-22 derby victory over Spartak Moscow in the Grand Final, at the Fili Rugby Stadium.