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

Rugby League European BowlEUROPEAN BOWL: GAME 1 - UKRAINE 42 (28) – 14 (4) NORWAY

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

Ukraine Rugby LeagueBy 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

Ukraine Rugby LeagueBy 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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