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.
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.
Following its AGM, the Russian rugby league (ARLK) has voted Dmitry Belov as its new president.
The unanimous decision sees long-serving administrator and the ARLK’s founding president Edgard Taturyan step down.
Russia’s Ruslan Izmaylov has been banned for four matches by the RLEF Disciplinary Committee following his dismissal in Gemona, Italy, during last weekend’s European Championship B match, won 22-18 by the Italians.
In what is a major blow for Rugby League in Russia, Information has been filtering through via the Russian Association of Rugby League clubs that the Russian Ministry of Sport has banned rugby league in Russia.
Midlands Lionhearts, representing ten teams from the English region, have returned from a two match tour of Russia.
They experienced mixed fortunes on the field with a 36-16 victory over a Moscow City Select side at the Red Arrow Stadium in Moscow, before falling to a Russia Select team 60-16 in Vereya two days later.
Rugby equipment and team wear brand Impact Rugby has become the latest company to join the Russian national rugby league team’s portfolio of partners. The UK based company, which also has offices in Australia and France, has signed on as the official team kit supply partner of the Russian Bears for 2014.
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.
The Russian Rugby League are on a mission to bolster their side for the upcoming Rugby League European Championship. The Russian's will take on Ukraine, Serbia and Italy in Group B of the European Championships.
Russia are pulling out all stops to bring a young talented footballer from Glenn Innes in east Auckland, New Zealand into their line-up for the upcoming internationals.
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.