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.
By Richard Cowley, Date: 22/03/2013
The Russian's go into the second leg of this yearâ€™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.
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.