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.
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 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.
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.
Shaun Cumming, Date: 17/4/14
Despite conflict between Russia and Ukraine seemingly increasing both on the ground and on our televisions, there is one upcoming battle between the two former Soviet nations that is unknown to most.
Serbia (20) claimed an historic, first-ever victory over Russia (15) at the eighth time of asking, to secure their position at the top of European Championship B, at the Makis Stadium in Belgrade.
The 20-15 triumph, in a terrific clash, also maintained their ambition to make the European Qualifiers next year for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
Re-formed and rejuvenated, the Russian rugby league championship is set to kick off this weekend when CSKA Moscow play Sparta from historic cathedral city Kostroma, situated 330 kilometres north east of the capital, in the Centre Conference.