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Rugby League accepted into government sports schools in Ukraine

By Phil Caplan, Date: 28/1/14

The Ukrainian Rugby League Federation (UFRL) has struck an agreement with the authorities to include specific rugby league content in the state’s 45 sports schools. 

Ukraine 42 too strong for Norway 14 in Rugby League European Bowl


By Phil Caplan, Date:9/7/13

Ukraine lived up to their pre-tournament favourites tag with a comfortable win against Norway in the opening match of the 2013 European Bowl. The hosts, led by four-try, quicksilver winger Oleksandr Korobov, outscored the visitors by nine tries to two in a first-ever meeting between the two countries.

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Ukraine train-on squad for European Bowl announced

By Phil Caplan, Date: 25/6/13

The Ukrainian Rugby League Federation (UFRL) has announced a 20-man squad for the opening fixture of the 2013 RLEF European Bowl against Norway in Kharkov on 6th July. Fresh from their historic 26-22 victory over BARLA Young Lions, Artur Martyrosyan’s men will be full of confidence.

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Ukraine Rugby League team registers historic victory against British

By Phil Caplan, Date: 21/6/13

Ukraine rugby league registered a memorable win against the BARLA Young Lions touring team to capture the Artur Martyrosyan Memorial Cup in Kharkov. The British amateurs led 16-10 at the break but the home side crossed three times in the second half, led admirably by Vladimir Mashkin and a strong defensive effort from Sergii Kravchenko, hanging on to triumph 26-22.

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Ukraine Rugby League joins the likes of England as full member of RLEF

By Phil Caplan, Date: 22/5/13

Ukraine has joined European rugby league’s top table after the RLEF board of directors granted the UFRL full member status.

Jubilant UFRL president Artur Martyrosyan commented, "This is a great victory for Ukrainian rugby league. My heartfelt congratulations go out to all the fans, players and federation staff who have contributed to this historic event. I would like to express my gratitude to the RLEF directors for their trust and support of the sport in Ukraine. Now begins a new and more advanced stage of development here."

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Ukraine RL completes Rugby League European Federation technical strategy

By Phil Caplan, Date: 18/2/13

Ukraine became the latest country to complete its tutor training programme under the RLEF’s three-year Technical Strategy, which is designed to train and qualify coach and match official tutorslocally.

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Ukraine completes first full rugby league season

By Phil Caplan, Date: 22/11/12

The first full Ukrainian Rugby League Championship has been completed with Legion XIII of Kharkov being crowned champions.

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Information on this page was updated - 19/5/2014

Foundation Year - 2007

International Team - Ukraine Rugby League

Top level domestic competition - The Ukraine based club Legion XIII currently play in the Russian Championship. Ukraine plan to start their own championship in 2009.