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.
By Richard Cowley, Date: 1/4/14
The Russian Association of Rugby League Clubs which govern the game of Rugby League in Russia are hoping more sponsors jump on-board in 2014 and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.