Friday, May 7, 2021
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

Vereya romp to Russian Rugby League Championship

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.

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.

Russia take Rugby League European Shield after Germans fail to get visas in time

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 – who are now relegated to the European Bowl – needed a point to claim the crown.

Russia Rugby League Red Square

Rugby League hits Red Square in Russia

By Richard Cowley, Date: 1/6/13

The Russian Rugby League have participated in the 90-year anniversary of All-Russia physical culture and sports by hosting a Rugby League Tournament in Red Square.

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 Rugby League

Vereya win Russian Rugby League 9s as domestic season commences

By Phil Caplan, Date: 27/4/13

The Russian domestic season got underway in the Moscow Region with men’s, women’s and colleges 9-a-side tournaments. Vereya Bears won the eight-team men’s competition, while southern university side Don State won the women’s and college’s Gagarin Cups.

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 granted full membership status

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.

Renewed optimism within Russian Rugby League

By Phil Caplan, Date: 27/12/12

As rugby league stands on the threshold of a big World Cup year, members of the Russian RL leadership have expressed a single unity of purpose and cautious optimism.